“MDLNY” nominated for Emmy

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From left: Ryan Serhant, Luis D. Ortiz and Fredrik Eklund

“Million Dollar Listing New York,” Bravo’s television series that follows the professional and personal lives of New York City brokers Ryan Serhant, Luis D. Ortiz and Fredrik Eklund, was nominated for an Emmy today. The show, which made its debut in 2012 and recently wrapped up its third season, competes with Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” Bravo’s “Flipping Out” (another real estate-themed program!) and A&E’s “Wahlburgers” among two others for a trophy in the newly created Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category.

Unstructured reality shows “are the ones that just follow wacky people around and see what happens,” according to the Washington Post. There’s another category for structured reality programs — which means they follow a scripted routine without scripted dialogue — for which “Antiques Roadshow” and “MythBusters” received nominations.

“Thanks to my producers, the network, all the people that tune in out there and your love for the show,” Eklund wrote in the caption of his Instagram photo announcing the news, which depicts a shiny Emmy trophy. He declined further comment on the nomination.

“WOW!!!” wrote Serhant in his Instagram photo, which also shows an Emmy trophy. “Congratulations to our amazing production company, World of Wonder, our incredible producers, our crew, Fredrik and Luis.” Serhant also declined further comment.

Ortiz did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. 

“Being recognized by the Television Academy … is truly rewarding and reinforces the network’s commitment to creating high-quality and engaging content,” said Bravo President Frances Berwick in a statement, which also details the network’s other nominations including “Top Chef” and “Inside the Actors Studio.”

Season three, which ended last month, averaged 1.1 million total viewers, which made it the most-watched season of the series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Bravo also aired a two-part reunion featuring the three broker stars just after the regular season ended.

Season four of “MDLNY” will begin filming next week, according to a source.

The Emmy Awards will air on Aug. 25. — Zachary Kussin

 

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