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After watching the latest season premier of Face Off I was struck at how common these “twists” of “you’re not on the show yet” and “this is actually your final audition” are getting and was wondering what your opinion was on it. Personally, I think that it’s incorrect to say that people who are being …

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Stunt performer Tamiko Brownlee has sued Face Off producers Mission Control Media, T-Minus productions, Syfy Media Productions, and others, claiming she was “severely burned over multiple parts of her body while participating in the television show ‘Face-Off.’” Deadline published the full complaint [PDF], which says she was “surrounded and consumed by a fireball.” The complaint …

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SyFy’s competition series Face Off has been renewed for a sixth season, and that’s great news: it consistently shows off strong talent and impressive challenges, and is a solid competition show. The network also ordered two specials: Nov. 12’s “Naked and Painted,” which is about body painting, and Nov. 19’s “Top 20 Countdown: Judges’ Favorites, …

Read More about The one thing Face Off needs to do next season: change everything

SyFy’s Face Off ends its fourth season tonight, having already been renewed for a fifth season that will air this summer. It remains a strong competition with a lot of talent and some really impressive work. But it has a problem. Like makeup done that doesn’t allow the actor to emote or even more their …

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