The Grand Hustle
The Grand Hustle is an American reality competition. The show features a group of sixteen men and women who compete for a six-figure salary position working under Clifford "T.I." Harris. Each episode focuses on the contestants' reactions to a particular challenge, while Harris observes the contestants back at an Atlanta mansion alongside his business partners and associates.
|The Grand Hustle|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Production locations||Atlanta, GA|
|Running time||41 min|
|Production company||51 Minds Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Original release||July 20, 2018 –|
Harris serves both as star and as executive producer on the show, along with fellow Executive Producers Brian Sher, Christian Sarabia, Vinnie Kaufman and Johnny Petillo. Petillo served as a producer on Donald Trump’s former reality show The Apprentice, and on Survivor, which explains the show's similarities to both series. T.I. says he distinguishes himself from Trump—and fellow hip-hop business reality show maven Diddy—by the way he interacts with the contestants. He emphasizes face-to-face, honest feedback and treats his employees like family.
"T.I. is looking to expand his Grand Hustle business empire and is on the hunt for a highly skilled executive to join the team. Set in Atlanta, this reality competition series features sixteen men and women competing in various challenges for the coveted position, with a six-figure salary, within T.I.'s multimillion-dollar company, which he built from the ground up. The hopefuls serve up big deals and even bigger doses of drama each week, en route to one being crowned the Grand Hustler."
The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by Harris until one remains and is awarded the grand prize and joins The Grand Hustle.
- Yonathan Elias
- Krystal Garner
- Ivan Parker
- George Ray III
- Jennifer 'Ms Fer' Russell
|Krystal Garner||Staten Island, NY||Event Planner||Winner|
|George Ray III||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Business Consultant/Professor||Runner-Up|
|Yonathan Elias||New York, NY||International Television Host||Week 11|
|Grace-C||Los Angeles, CA||Teacher||Week 11|
|Terron Hall||Baltimore, MD||Media Sales Consultant||Week 10|
|Blanca "Ciera" Gabbana||Baltimore, MD||Digital Media CEO||Week 9|
|Jillian Miller||Chicago, IL||Brand Ambassador||Week 8|
|Troy Woolfolk||Austin, TX||Digital Marketing Specialist||Week 8|
|Jo'Vonne "Javi" Renee||Deland, FL||Makeup & Fashion Designer||Week 7|
|Jonathan Torres||Queens, NY||Salon Owner||Week 6|
|Vanessa Blair||New York, NY||Executive Personal Assistant||Week 5|
|Christopher||Mobil Theme Park Owner||Week 4|
|Ivan Parker||Mobile, AL||Custom Footwear Designer||Week 3|
|Nykyta Arnold||Atlanta, GA||Tech Company Account Executive||Week 2|
|Brandon Brice||Detroit, MI||Nonprofit Fundraiser||Week 1|
|Akeyla Asuncion||Arlington, VA||Marketing Director||Week 1|
Season 1 began on July 20, 2018 and concluded on October 4, 2018.
|1||"Hustle 101"||July 18, 2018|
|2||"Pop Up Shop"||July 25, 2018|
|3||"Failure To Launch"||August 1, 2018|
|4||"Us or Else"||August 9, 2018|
|5||"If The Shoe Fits"||August 15, 2018|
|6||"The Hustle Never Stops"||August 22, 2018|
|7||"Lights, Camera, Hustle"||August 29, 2018|
|8||"Casino Night"||September 6, 2018|
|9||"No Hollywood Ending"||September 13, 2018|
|10||"Family Values"||September 20, 2018|
|11||"Assistant For A Day"||September 27, 2018|
|12||"What Happens In Vegas"||October 4, 2018|
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