As Zap2it reported earlier this week, high-end realtor and the previous lead castmember of " Million Dollar Listing," Chad Rogers, has decided not to return for Season 4, and Bravo officially announced his replacement for the new season today (Dec. 16).
Rogers' spot goes to real estate agent Josh Altman, who we hope is as eccentric and funny as the show's other Josh - Josh Flagg! Malibu realtor Madison Hildebrand, who was struggling with his sexuality last season, is also returning for Season 4.
Here's the official bio on Altman, which accompanied Bravo's announcement:
Josh Altman is one of the most successful real estate agents in the Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills luxury housing market. Josh's clientele consists mostly of entertainers, athletes and high net worth individuals from all over the world. Josh consistently offers his clients the white glove/VIP service. Over the past year, Josh has sold over $38,000,000 and has another $50,000,000 in current listings. His latest sale in Beverly Park for $16,500,000 is the sixth highest sale in LA County in 2010. Altman has flipped over eight homes with a perfect record of success and also ran a real estate finance company for two years before taking the next step to quickly becoming one of the top agents in the business at Hilton and Hyland. Despite Josh's busy schedule, he still finds time to give back to his community. Altman is very passionate about volunteering his time and money to support numerous charities. In his free time he can also be found hiking with his two dogs he rescued, Diego and Lucky, golfing, or skiing.
Watch a preview of Season 4, first posted by EW:
Season 4 of "Million Dollar Listing" premieres Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at 10 p.m. ET.
What do you think of the new guy?
[Update Dec. 17 7:25 p.m. ET Chad Rogers' reps say that it was the realtor's decision to leave the series and that Bravo didn't let him go as a previous version of this article stated. At this time, Bravo hasn't returned our request for further comment.]
[Update Dec. 17 11:09 p.m. ET Bravo confirms it was Rogers' choice to leave the show.]
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