Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hot Properties was a sitcom set in the titular real estate office, which boasted an all-female employee roster. The senior member of Hot Properties, Inc. was fortysomething Ava Summerlin (Gail O'Grady), who was happily married to a much younger man who had no idea of her real age. Ava's partners included Chloe Reid (Nicole Sullivan), a "self-help" addict who consistently struck out with guys; Lola Hernandez (Sofía Vergara), the most outspoken of the bunch, who'd recently divorced her husband of ten years upon discovering that he was gay; and junior partner Emerson Ives (Christina Moore), a wealthy, pampered young lass who'd entered the workplace when she learned that her "virginal" fiancé was anything but. Serving as receptionist for Hot Properties, Inc. was the wisecracking Mary, while occasionally dropping in to chew the fat were a brace of doctors who shared the same building, the over-analytical Charlie Thorpe (Stephen Dunham) and the libidinous Sellers Boyd (Evan Handler). Created by Frasier alumnus Suzanne Martin, the weekly, 30-minute Hot Properties premiered October 7, 2005, on ABC.