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 Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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