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Nathan wins Top Design 2, which is now Bravo’s second-best reality competition

Top Design 2 concluded Wednesday with Nathan Williams winning the $100,000 prize, defeating Preston Lee and Ondine Karady. The judges said they appreciated Nathan’s growth during the competition and were “always dying to see what [Nathan would] come up with next.” They didn’t specify a runner-up. Now that its second season is complete, it’s quite …

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Kelly Wearstler on her “great outfits”: “Fuck it, I’m just going to wear them”

Bravo’s Top Design is well into its second season, and its changes have definitely improved the series, although it’s still no Top Chef. The new producers have demoted Todd Oldham to mentor (although he’s now essentially useless, since he comes around so late in the process), adding India Hicks as host and judge (she’s wonderfully …

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Top Design 2 bumps Todd Oldham to mentor, adds a new host, but keeps its terrible judges

Bravo’s reinvention and makeover of its interior decorator competition series Top Design has resulted in the show getting a new host and producers, but keeping its trio of sucky judges. A press release says the show will also have “a new look in high-definition” and “is currently in production and is set to air on …

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Top Design’s third-act problems: the judges and the worst reality TV catchphrase ever

After three episodes, Top Design is shaping up to be an interesting talent competition, and a semi-worthy replacement for Project Runway. It benefits from a process we can watch unfold and judge in a way that Top Chef will never be able to match. And perhaps because the show is produced by Mole producers Scott …

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Bravo’s Top Design debuts tonight but is mostly a weak replacement for Project Runway

At 11 p.m. ET, immediately after the conclusion of Top Chef 2, Bravo debuts its latest talent competition series, Top Design. While networks plagiarizing from one another is nothing new, Bravo may be the first to take a successful show of its own and try to copy it repeatedly (a fourth show, Shear Genuis, is …

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Todd Oldham will host Bravo’s Top Design, which begins production this month

Bravo officially announced the pick-up of their competitive home decorating series, Top Design today, although the news was revealed months ago. Previously known as Top Designer, the series will be hosted by designer Todd Oldham and judged by Jonathan Adler (in the lead judge role), Elle Decor editor Margaret Russell, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler. …

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