Fashion Show’s second season changes basically everything

Bravo has announced the cast and format for the second season of The Fashion Show, its Project Runway knock-off that pretty much sucked in its first season.

The Fashion Show: The Ultimate Collection has a new host and judge, Iman (which I first reported in May), and Harper’s Bazaar’s editor Laura Brown has replaced Fern Mallis on the judging panel. Previously, Bravo announced that it had replaced the production company, too.

The new format will split the 12-person cast into two tribes, er, teams, who “must work together, not only to create a cohesive collection each week, but also to produce a live fashion show in every episode,” which includes “the set, to the music and lighting,” according to a Bravo press release.

That does sound like a promising change; at the very least, it is not Project Runway, so perhaps Bravo has finally gotten over its insecurity over losing that show to Lifetime.

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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