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The reality television show, Shahs of Sunset currently airs on the Bravo cable network in the U.S. The show features a group of Iranian Americans who live in the Beverly Hill area. The story line involves examining how the group manages career development and their social lives, as well as traditional family demands.

Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, featured on the show, has a total of eight tattoos, one of which is on the inside of one of her lips. Financially supported by her wealthy Muslim father, she is unemployed. Much of the time, she is seen lunching during the day with friends. Nights find her socializing in the Hollywood and Los Angeles club scene.

Reza Farahan is of Jewish Muslim heritage and was raised in Beverly Hills. Born in Tehran, Iran, he is an openly gay 38 year old real estate agent in Los Angeles. He often struggles with prejudice and gossip pertaining to his sexuality. He was motivated to be a part of the show upon learning of suicides of bullied teenagers, to portray positive images of both Middle Easterners and gay people.

One show reveals that Farahan's father had to convert to Islam in order to marry his mother. After divorcing his mother, his father went back to his Jewish family in New York. It is also revealed that Farahan's grandmother rejected his father as not being Jewish. Reza identifies as Jewish primarily and his family supports him, despite pressures to ostracize him.

Mike Shouhed is of Jewish Persian decent and works as a commercial real estate agent in the Los Angeles area. After financial losses in the Vegas market, he returned back to his L.A. home to reestablish himself.

Sammy Younai is a Jewish Persian residential real estate developer in the Beverly Hills area, specializing in multi-million dollar houses.

Asa Soltan Rahmati is a Pesian Muslim artist and singer involved in Venice's art scene. Having fled from Iran as a girl, she lived in Europe before relocating to the Los Angeles area as a teenager.

Mercedeh "MJ" Javid is a 34 year old real estate agent living in Hollywood Hills.

David Golshan is a comedian living in Beverly Hills and is Reza Farahan's best friend.

The first season garnered ratings for the season finale with a 20 percent increase over previous episodes. Bravo has subsequently announced that the series has been renewed for a second season.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
5 Seasons, 65 Episodes - Currently Airing
March 11, 2012
Reality
3.5/5
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Shahs of Sunset Full Episode Guide

  • Facing ghosts from her past and future, MJ plans an elaborate "Rebirth" ceremony with friends and family at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Newlyweds Reza and Adam ask Asa to finally make their marriage official, and GG comes to an agreement with her mother about her chemotherapy. On a shopping expedition with Shervin, Tommy makes a grand gesture that will change MJ's life.

  • MJ faces ghosts from her past and future and prepares for a "rebirth" ceremony at a Hollywood cemetery. Meanwhile, newlyweds Reza and Adam turn to Asa to make their marriage official, and Tommy makes a grand gesture that could alter MJ's fate.

  • An argument between Reza and GG low-lights a visit to the Mayan ruins. Also: A regretful Mike tries to gain his wife back; GG participates in a drastic health regimen, shocking her inner circle; and Reza bravely returns to the comedy stage.

  • A Belize vacation continues with Mike fleeing from his marital issues by heading to the Belizean rain forest. Also, MJ confides in Asa, an unexpected visitor startles the gang, and Mike is forced to disclose a secret.

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