Bravo replaces Fashion Show producers, starts casting for season two

As Bravo previously announced, its Project Runway knock-off The Fashion Show is coming back for a second season, but it’ll have new producers, who will hopefully turn it from a shameless, weak clone into something people might actually care about watching.

The first season was produced by 3 Ball Productions, but a press release says that “Left/Right Productions will produce the second season for Bravo with Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman as executive producers.” Banks and Druckerman’s company Left/Right has produced Bravo’s 9 By Design, VH1’s I Want to Work for Diddy, and Showtime’s This American Life, among other series.

The second season is now casting via five open calls (Seattle, April 24; L.A., May 1; Austin, May 8; New York, May 16; and Chicago, May 22), and is also accepting auditions via videotape.

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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