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Syfy’s hit competition series Face Off has been renewed for a fifth season, the network just announced. From the release:
Syfy’s critically-acclaimed hit reality competition series Face Off will return for a fifth season of mind-blowing special effects ingenuity, offering a new group of rising SFX make-up artists with the opportunity to compete and showcase their imagination and creativity. Production on the new season begins April 2013 in Los Angeles for a Summer 2013 premiere.
“Face Off continues to prove itself as a ratings hit, earning critical and viewer accolades alike, and we are proud to bring the series back for another stunning season,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
Syfy announced today that they have renewed their hit reality competition show Face Off for a fourth season in 2013, and will include guests Bryan Singer and Jon Landau. The show features Emmy and Oscar-winning makeup artist Ve Neill and Glenn Hetrick, owner of Optic Nerve Studios (the studio responsible for Emmy-award winning makeup for Babylon 5 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) judging contestants creating amazing makeup creations for each week’s theme. The third season is currently airing on Syfy.
Also announced is a new competition series based on a show from Chile, called Opposite Worlds.
In Opposite Worlds, twenty people from all walks of life are mixed together in two opposing teams that live in two distinctly different worlds – the Past and the Future. The Future is a Utopia where every wish can be granted with a push of a button; the Past is a constant struggle for survival. Each week, players compete in a series of challenges to determine who lives in the Past and who lives in the Future.
“Opposite Worlds has become an absolute phenomenon,” according to Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. “This groundbreaking, edgy program is a remarkable television experiment transporting the audience and the contestants into starkly opposite worlds, simultaneously. This will be a terrific addition to our prime time schedule which will fascinate Syfy viewers and invite them to play a part in the action and outcome.”
Opposite Worlds will consist of 12 episodes over six weeks, marking the first time Syfy has ever aired an original series twice a week.
Syfy’s Face Off competition returns this Tuesday at 9/8c, and the very first challenge will have a Star Wars theme! Check out a sneak peek below…and also find out how you can win a chance to see Face Off live in Hollywood on Halloween in the “FANtastic Transformation” Challenge using the Face Off Challenge Facebook app, and then submitting your image here.
Syfy announced it’s summer season schedule for new and returning series, including the return of Warehouse 13 and Alphas on Monday, July 23rd, a week after the series finale of Eureka, and Lost Girl will move to Fridays at 10pm starting July 20th. Here are the complete details – all times are ET/PT:
Syfy just announced that it has ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit show Face Off, and that Levar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will guest judge on the Feb. 22nd episode.
Two of the unscripted panels we had were for the returning make-up competition show Face Off, and the new “follow around” docu-series Monster Man.
Face Off is the reality competition show involving makeup effects artists that just began shooting its second season which will begin airing January 11th at 10pm ET. Host McKenzie Westmore and judge Ve Neill were on hand to talk about the show and tell us about the upcoming season.
The Syfy Digital Press Tour event begins tomorrow, so I thought I’d give a little preview of what’s going on, and give you another opportunity to ask questions that I will get answers for! during the event, you can follow along with Twitter using the #syfytour hash tag, and I’ll be live tweeting through all the panels, and as much as I can during the Halloween Horror Night and Harry Potter parties!
Did you like Face Off? Or did you think you could do better? If the latter, now is your chance! Syfy is looking for competitors for the second season of the hit show, and will be holding open auditions in both Los Angeles and New York this Sunday!
Who: Syfy’s Face Off, the hit competition reality series that celebrates the incredible artistry of special FX make-up, exploring the world of these pros and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. The series incorporates effects make-up, as well as a a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, sculpting, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one $100,000 grand prize that will launch a career.
What: Casting men and women, both professionals and novices to the art of special FX make-up. Must be 18 years or older and proficient in beautifying, prosthetics and special FX. Interested participants can obtain an application by sending an email to: www.syfy.com/faceoff.
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Think Syfy’s been doing the wrong thing with their programming choices? Apparently not. Syfy announced today that their viewership for the first quarter of 2011 was up 12 percent overall and 16 percent in Adults 18-34, boosted by freshman series Face Off (which averaged 1.53 million viewers) and Being Human (1.8 million), both of which were renewed for a second season.
Also cited were WWE Friday Night SmackDown, with a whopping 3.2 million viewers, and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, which set a new series high with the season 2 premiere last Wednesday with 1.19 million viewers, up a whopping 31 percent over the series debut in July 2010.
Here is a little preview of what to expect on tomorrow’s premiere episode of Face Off the special effects make up competition on Syfy. Hosted by McKenzie Westmore (Passions), the competition will be judged by Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands), Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Independence Day, Resident Evil: Extinction).
Take a look at how the contestants will work in pairs and draw inspiration from animals in order to build a never seen before creature. However, some teams start to see their creations are similar to others. Will they have to build something new from scratch, or simply beat out the others?
As an added bonus, you can also see video from the live event at The Grove mall in Los Angeles.
Face Off premieres Wednesday, January 26th, at 10PM ET.
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