Work of Art casting for season two after finale gets season-high ratings; Abdi’s show opens

Bravo’s terrific Work of Art: The Next Great Artist is casting for a second season following the conclusion of its first season, which saw Abdi Farah win. The prize included a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and his exhibition opens tomorrow.

For season two, a brief casting notice on Bravo’s site says they want “an emerging or mid-career artist with a unique, powerful voice” who is a contemporary artist, although the person’s medium doesn’t matter. Interested artists should send contact information to [email protected] There’s no other information, like when the second season might tape.

Meanwhile, Bravo announced that Abdi’s win earned the show its best ratings “across all key demos” (not among total viewers, though?), and said it “was up 21 percent among total viewers and adults 18-49 from the previous week, marking its third consecutive week of gains.” Overall, 1.48 million people watched, 826,000 of whom were 18 to 49. By comparison, Top Chef DC‘s restaurant wars episode, which preceded it, had about 1 million more total viewers.

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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