HGTV's 'Selling New York': Stiff Cast and Stiff Prices

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The real estate slump is over if you're a broker or a buyer on HGTVs new show "Selling New York." We watched last night and witnessed the stereotypes. It was a downtown Manhattan vs. uptown Manhattan property face-off.

CORE group duo, the "downtown boys": John Gomes (below) and Shaun Osher were the requisite reality-show fashionista and foreigner-with-a-great-accent. Uptown was the two-generation Kleier power family (below) of Gumley Haft and Kleier; parents Michele and Ian and daughters Sabrina and Samantha. Apparently the women all share the same hairdresser with Patti Stanger-esque blowouts and the poor patriarch seems like he scores the victim card.

This new series' debut episode is about the uptown and downtown brokers and the open house parties they force their assistants to throw on short notice.