Our lovable jerk is back.
Jeff Lewis returns tonight for the fourth season of Bravo's "Flipping Out," and even though the OCD house-flipper/designer can be a real tyrant with his employees, there's still something awfully endearing about him. One minute he's castigating assistant Jenni over a minor mistake, and the next he's giggling like a little boy because his dog peed on another assistant's head. I'm sorry, but I can't help but love this guy.
Of course, the shadow hanging over Season 4 is Jeff's painful split from former friend and business partner Ryan Brown over accusations last season that Ryan stole business from Jeff. I still can't forget Bravo's excruciating reunion show during which their friendship was obliterated before our eyes.
In tonight's season premiere, there's no sign of Ryan, and we won't see him at all this season, but we do get plenty of housekeeper Zoila, house boy Jett, and assistants Jenni, Sarah, and Chace (as well as all the cats and dogs).