Shear Genius 3 drops host Jaclyn Smith and mentor Rene Fris, adds judge Jonathan Antin

For its third season, Bravo’s Shear Genius will get a makeover, as the show will have a new host and new judges. The only person who will remain is stylist Kim Vo, who joined the show as a judge for season two, and he’ll be joined by former Bravo star Jonathan Antin, who was followed for the docudrama series Blow Out.

A Bravo press release says the show will have “a whole new look” and “challenges [that] are more glamorous” when it debuts Feb. 3, hosted by “international model and handbag designer Camila Alves,” who replaces Jaclyn Smith. Rene Fris has been replaced as mentor by Orlando Pita.

The announcement also says the show “has gone international for the first time ever” with its cast, as three of its 12 contestants are from other countries. Bravo also previews guest judges, including singer Estelle, stylist Oribe, and former Shear Genius contestant and current Bravo star Tabatha Coffey.

Here’s the first minute and a half of the new season, which introduces the changes and introduces us to the new host’s hosting abilities:

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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