Bravo casting for Top Design 2, Shear Genuis 2

Having greenlit second seasons of its competition series Top Design and Shear Genuis, Bravo is now casting for contestants for each one.

Top Design 2 wants “[u]p-and-coming as well as established Interior Design professionals and aspirants,” especially if you’re fond of putting unnecessary capitalization in your designs. Open auditions will be held in San Francisco (Jan. 26), Las Vegas (Jan. 28 and 29), Dallas (Feb. 4), New York (Feb. 8), and L.A. (Feb. 9). Mailed-in applications must be received by Feb. 15.

Shear Genuis 2 wants “licensed stylists (both US and International Licenses)” who “do not need years of experience but … do need to be creative and highly skilled.” Mailed-in applications are due Feb. 4, and open calls will be held in Dallas (Jan. 20), Miami (Jan. 21), L.A. (Jan. 27), New York (Jan. 27), Chicago (Jan. 28), and San Francisco (Feb. 4).

The network is also looking for salons to participate in Tabatha’s Shear Genuis spin-off. Producers want “energetic, passionate and driven salon owners who want to open their doors and transform their business.”

Casting [Bravo]

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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