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.