Make Me a Supermodel announces its cast, including two viewer-selected models

Bravo’s first viewer-participation show, Make Me a Supermodel, aired its casting special Wednesday night (it repeats frequently over the next week), and viewers selected two of the final 14 cast members.

Considering that the series will air live, more or less, allowing viewers to vote one person off every week, the casting special was really odd, as Bravo held the online vote before the casting special aired–back in November, actually. That meant it concluded with the announcement of the two viewer-selected cast members, so voters could only vote based on their photographs online–not their performance during the casting special’s challenges.

Ben, Igor,and Josiah, and Angelica, Ashley, and Katy, were up for the final two spots; Ben and Katy won the November vote. The show debuts a week from tonight, on Jan. 10.

Make Me a Supermodel: Season 1 [Bravo]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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