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Gluttons for Punishment: Bravo Renews "Shear Genius" and "Top Design"

Ugh. If you were hoping for news that Bravo had picked up another six editions of perennial reality faves Project Runway or Top Chef, look away.

Instead, the cabler ordered second seasons of subpar reality competition series Shear Genius and Top Design. On Shear Genius, host Jaclyn Smith will return for a second season of forced drama, hellish hairstyles, and awkward editing as hairstylists compete for a $100,000 prize. (Yawn.)

However, Bravo has wisely booted Stone & Co. as the producers on the second season of interior design-themed competition Top Design, instead turning to Top Chef and Project Runway producers Magical Elves to produce the sophomore iteration of the design challenge.

However, as Reality Blurred noticed, "Bravo does also not mention first-season host Todd Oldham nor head judge Jonathan Adler, the assclown responsible for the show’s terrible send-off line, so perhaps they’ve both been dropped, too."

Hmmm. Stay tuned.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns (CBS); Deal or No Deal (NBC); Friday Night SmackDown (CW; 8-10 pm); Men in Trees (ABC);
Don't Forget the Lyrics (FOX)

9 pm: Movies Rock! A Celebration of Music & Film (CBS; 9-11 pm); Friday Night Lights (NBC); Women's Murder Club (ABC);
Next Great American Band (FOX)

10 pm: Las Vegas (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8-11 pm: BBC America.

If you happen to be staying in after a long work week, why not do it in true Anglophile style with back-to-back episodes of Coupling, Catherine Tate Show, and Absolutely Fabulous?


Anonymous said…
Well, I will say that I quite enjoyed Shear Genius. It was a lot of fun in the PR and TC model. However - Top Design was just awful. I really don't get the reasoning bringing that back.
Jennifer said…
I liked Shear Genius quite a bit so I'm actually kind of happy to see it come back for another season. I thought Jaclyn Smith was great. Top Design was kind of dreadful but I found it weirdly watchable. I think the idea is a good one though, so I'm optimistic about what Magical Elves can do with it.

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