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According to USA Today, The Real Deal is pulling in 50% more viewwers to its timeslot than Trading Spaces, the show that previously occupied the same time on TLC.  The report does not compare the ratings of The Real Deal with Flip This House.

We learned of this report thanks to an email from Richard Davis:

Hey Y’all

I hope you’re all doing great and that you’ve enjoyed the episodes so far! The switch to TLC has been huge – ratings are tremendous and according to this morning’s USA TODAY, “The Real Deal, running in the former Saturday time slot of makeover show, ‘Trading Spaces’ is pulling in about 50% more viewers. That shows there’s still very much interest, even in a down market…” This just reinforces what we are trying to accomplish with the show by giving you an inside look into the real deals!

If you missed last week’s episode, it will reair at 7 PM on Saturday. It was a good one, so be sure to let us know what you think! As always, thank you for your continued support.

See you Saturday!
Richard and Team Trademark

Fox 5 Atlanta Investigates Sam Leccima

From Dale Russell, Senior I-Team Reporter at Fox 5 Atlanta:

I’d like to invite all the readers of FlipThisLawsuit to get a rare and fascinating behind the scenes look at the show: Flip This House.  Our I-team has investigated Sam Leccima and found a number of angry investors who have complained to state regulators and in lawsuits that Sam took their money.  We also pull back the curtain and give you a behind the scenes look at what really happened with his renovations. 

After learning of what we found, A & E has taken Sam off the air, pending an internal investigation

After seeing the story of Sam Leccima’s Atlanta renovations, you may never look at reality TV the same.

You can view the stories on

Go to I-team and look for Mr. Leccima.  They run Monday and Tuesday night, a little after 6:00 EST.

Once the reports air on Monday and Tuesday, they should be available on this page.