Syfy will bring its makeup effects competition back this year, but GSN won’t air any more of the RuPaul-judged body painting competition.
GSN’s latest talent competition is Window Warriors, which challenges retail display merchandisers to create windows for real-world brands.
GSN executive Amy Introcaso-Davis talks about why GSN decided to take a risk with a skill-based competition reality show, and what drew her to Skin Wars.
Plus: A preview of season three, which debuts tonight.
When GSN released a trailer for its promising reality competition Hellevator, my response was basically: “Hell no.” As much potential as horror-themed reality TV still has, I have no interest in torture porn, and the desperate cries of a contestant did not sound like entertainment. Yet if the first episode, which debuts tonight at 8 p.m.,… continue reading
Combining a creative, focused aesthetic with interior design seemed like an inspired idea for a reality competition. But GSN’s Steampunk’d has turned out to be a disappointment, mostly because the quality of the work is so low. Project Runway and other shows have set a high bar for what can be accomplished in a little… continue reading
When GSN announced its new reality game show Hellevator earlier this summer, I was genuinely looking forward to it. It’s been too long since we’ve had a reality format that incorporated horror—remember MTV’s Fear?—and making reality TV challenges scary is intriguing. So did the format for this show, on which only one team member tries… continue reading
A few years ago, cable networks couldn’t produce new talent competitions fast enough. Led by Bravo’s success with Project Runway and later Top Chef, competitions rained down from Hollywood. Although several remain on the air, their reign seems to be over now. Top Chef, which used to be on year-round with its spin-offs, now only… continue reading