Bravo gives Shear Genius’ Tabatha her own Kitchen Nightmares-style series

Bravo has greenlit a pilot episode for a new series starring Tabatha Coffey, one of its Shear Genius contestants, and the new new series sounds exactly like Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares except with hair instead of food.

Tabatha’s Takeover will follow her “as she hits the road to takeover and improve the state of American hair salons, one beauty shop at a time,” according to a Bravo press release. It promises that the “sharp-tongued Australian native brings her no-nonsense approach to a salon in dire need of a makeover” and has “just a week to work her magic.” The series will be produced by Reveille, which also produces Blow Out and The Biggest Loser, among other series.

Bravo is currently casting for salons that would like a makeover, although the casting notice is apparently not yet online. However, the casting notice for the second season of Shear Genius, which was recently renewed, is there.

Bravo Greenlights New Reality Pilot “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” Featuring “Shear Genius” Personality Tabatha Coffey [Bravo press release]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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