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Fresh off of Redemption Island, recurring Survivor contestant Russell Hantz is flipping to A&E.

The cable outlet announced Monday that it has picked up seven one-hour episodes of Flipped, a show that will profile Hantz at work in Houston as a "flipper" — someone who buys property cheap, fixes it up and aims to sell it high for profit. The series, which will also feature Hantz's family, is scheduled to debut later this year.

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"There are tons of reality TV stars sitting on their couches and twiddling their thumbs because they haven't created anything else," Hantz said. "I expect to be one of the biggest house flippers in Houston and I am here to bring Houston's economy back on its feet."

In the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, A&E exec David McKillop promises that Hantz's house-flipping lifestyle is "truly outrageous, real and genuine."