Foxtel's Arena channel is preparing for a massive end to 2015 with new and returning seasons including Vanderpump Rules season four, The Real Housewives of Atlanta season eight, Untying the Knot season two and the newest luxury travel series Après Ski, all screening Express from the US this November.
In the scandalous and scintillating fourth season of Vanderpump Rules, premiering Tuesday November 3 at 8:30pm, Lisa Vanderpump and her sexy current and former SUR staffers find that as everyone grows up, their triumphs, failures, makeups and breakups have only gotten bigger and badder. Lisa is joined once again by Jax Taylor, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz and Kristen Doute, along with James Kennedy. On a mission to keep SUR one of the hottest restaurants in Los Angeles, Lisa is faced with the ongoing challenge of controlling her disorderly bartenders, servers, hostesses and bussers. Jax is trying – and failing – to overcome his impulsive nature and stay on his best behaviour for his new girlfriend(s), while Kristen’s troubles with boyfriend James land her in uncharted relationship waters. Meanwhile, as Tom Sandoval and Ariana’s relationship grows deeper, some of their closest friendships shatter. For Katie and Tom Schwartz, a big step forward in their relationship involves a ring without a string, but first they must deal with the lingering issues between them. Newly married, Scheana quickly begins to fear her marriage may be on the rocks when she learns her husband has been keeping secrets. To top it off, the group’s world is turned upside down when a major player from their past re-emerges to settle unresolved scores.
The highs and lows then continue on the slopes in Arena’s newest luxury travel series Après Ski which premieres Tuesday November 3 at 9:30pm. When the rich and famous want the ultimate winter ski vacation, they head to the posh resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, where breathtaking mountain adventures are rivalled only by extravagant off-slope festivities. Hoping to take the après scene to a new level is Canadian hospitality mogul Joey Gibbons, who recently launched travel concierge business Gibbons Lifeaimed at redefining the tourism industry. To achieve this lofty goal, Joey has recruited a dream team of dynamic staff members to orchestrate unforgettable experiences; from backcountry heli-skiing and steamy hot springs spa treatments; to fine dining in the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, no request is too outrageous. Bobby Crowder, Lynsey Dyer, Charlotte Fenton, Kendra Larkin, Tamara Moore, Jim Sced and Elise Wims have put their lives on hold, traveling from far and wide to take a chance on Joey’s vision. But when the chairlifts go up and the ‘shotskis’ go down, the sexy staffers will bump heads and break hearts. With only one winter season to make it or break it, Joey is putting his reputation on the line to reimagine old-fashioned ski vacations and establish the premiere luxury tourism company in town.
Your favourite Georgia peaches are back for another epic season when The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Monday November 9 at 8:30pm. Returning cast members include Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams, who are joined by new housewife and pop culture icon Kim Fields. Appearing in recurring roles are Shereè Whitfield and newcomer Shamea Morton. After months of overcoming numerous hurdles to conceive, Kandi and Todd are ecstatic to welcome their first child together. However, Kandi is faced with juggling the highs and lows of pregnancy coupled with a busy life as a hard-working career woman. Ready for her fresh start, Kenya has decided to build the ultimate dream home, “Moore Manor,” all while continuing her quest for love. Meanwhile, Cynthia is on-the-go more than ever, but unsettling rumours surrounding her marriage threaten to cause a strain on her relationship with Peter. With Apollo still incarcerated, Phaedra adjusts to life as a single mother while maintaining her successful career, including potentially purchasing her first funeral home. Embracing a new chapter, Porsha is currently dating a new beau as her business ventures continue to thrive. Actress and director Kim Fields joins the ladies this season and although she is new to the mix, she is no stranger to the spotlight. Fan favourite Shereè Whitfield is back on the scene, while newcomer Shamea Morton joins these feisty Southern ladies for another unforgettable season.
Premiering on Thursday November 12 at 10pm is season two of Untying the Knot with celebrity divorce attorney and expert mediatorVikki Ziegler. Vikki travels the country using her distinct brand of honest, empathetic and to-the-point communication to help couples ‘divorce with dignity’ through mediation. This season, Vikki works with divorcing couples who are deadlocked in divvying up their most-prized possessions ranging from the family pet pig to a Lamborghini. Expert appraisers Michael and Mark Millea evaluate the items in contention so Vikki can determine a fair, equitable division of assets. Why let a judge decide your fate when this ‘divorce diva’ can cut through all the drama? In addition to divorce mediations, season two showcases Vikki’s clients navigating many other intricate legal topics surrounding marriage and relationships including the 20 questions every couple should answer before they get married, pre-nuptial/cohabitation agreements and legal procedures for women who want to freeze their eggs and maintain sole control over them.
Express from the US this November on Arena:
Vanderpump Rules season four premiers Tuesday November 3 at 8:30pm
Après Ski premieres Tuesday November 3 at 9:30pm
The Real Housewives of Atlanta season eight premieres Monday November 9 at 8:30pm
Untying the Knot season two premieres Thursday November 12 at 10pm