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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – From taking out the trash to fighting crime, it seems everything Sidney Torres touches turns to gold.

But can he make his mark in reality TV?

News with a Twist host Susan Roesgen sat down with Torres to talk about his new reality show “The Deed,” which debuts tonight at 9 p.m. on CNBC.

Torres, also known as the “trash king,” used to own the garbage company that was widely known for spraying lemon-scented spray into the sometimes smelly French Quarter.

He sold that business in 2011 and went on to redevelop a resort in the Bahamas. More recently, he bought the former Carmelite monastery on North Rampart Street and plans to turn that into an assisted living facility.

He also spearheaded the French Quarter crime app and French Quarter Task Force, equipping off-duty New Orleans Police Officers with Smart Cars to patrol the quarter.

Sidney Torres
Sidney Torres