It seems that everybody wants to do a reality show in Miami these days.
This time it is Joan Rivers who will host the upcoming How’d You Get So Rich?, a six-episode series that is set to launch on August 5 at 10 p.m. on TV Land, according to Miami Herald gossip columnist Joan Fleischman.
We’re hoping this one will be better than Miami Social, which has been bombarded with negative reviews.
Rivers will profile two Miami Beach millionaires: Attorney Robert Zarco, who specializes in franchise law, and telecom entrepreneur Peter Loftin, who owns Casa Casuarina, the former Gianni Versace mansion.
In the premiere episode, Rivers will interview Zarco at his North Bay Road, where he has a Bentley, an Aston Martin and a 1922 Buick in his driveway, worth $247,000, $186,500 and $250,000 respectively.
In the second episode, which will air August 12, Rivers will interview Loftin, who will give her a tour of the most photographed mansion on Miami Beach, which he bought for $19 million in 2000.
Zarco will talk about his “blended marriage” with his wife Veronica, which includes children from their two previous marriages.
“Like a rich Brady Bunch,” Rivers exclaims.
Loftin’s family life is not so rewarding. He has just been slapped with a second paternity suit.
“Not a bad bachelor pad, huh?" jokes Loftin in the episode.
True to her snarky self, Rivers responds: “You get to live like a king in a house that was built by a queen.'"
Casa Casuarina was built in 1930 by Standard Oil heir Alden Freeman, who is described in a 2004 New York Times article as “the eccentric heir to a Standard Oil fortune.”
It was eventually purchased by Gianni Vesace and it became world famous after he was killed at its doorsteps.
Loftin will attend the show’s premiere party at Rivers’ New York penthouse with his friend Jill Martin, a New York TV personality and former WFOR-CBS 4 sports reporter.