Air Date: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST on BRAVO
Episode Title: (#101) "A Scary Surprise"
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The Premiere of "Step It Up & Dance" Hosted By Elizabeth Berkley Follows At 11PM

NEW YORK � April 2, 2008 � America voted, now find out who YOU made a "Supermodel" during Bravo's "Make Me A Supermodel" finale" this Thursday, April 3 at 10 PM ET/PT, where one aspiring model will win a $100,000 prize, a modeling contract with New York Model Management, and a fashion pictorial in GQ magazine. Over the course of an intense twelve week period, 14 model hopefuls were whittled down to the final four � Ben, Holly, Perry and Ronnie � and now one of their dreams of becoming a bona fide model will come true. In Thursday's episode, the models spend the day with potential employer New York Model Management, go on a number of go-sees with influential clients, meet with GQ editor Adam Rapoport and celebrate their last days in the city. During the final intense catwalk, the winner is revealed and America finds out who they voted to be the next "Supermodel."

"Step It Up & Dance," Bravo's newest creative competition dance series, premieres on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 11 PM ET/PT, immediately following the season finale of "Make Me A Supermodel." It's time to get to know each other � and what better way to do that than partying it up in a Los Angeles nightclub? In the premiere episode of "Step it Up & Dance," the 12 contestants move into their LA loft. The competition begins when famed choreographer Jamie King (who has choreographed for Madonna, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and the Spice Girls) breaks the dancers up into two teams and informs them that they have one night to learn the Spice Girl's "Spice Up Your Life" dance routine. After a late night of rehearsing, the dancers audition for the judges, including surprise guest judge and Spice Girl, Scary Spice/Mel B. One dancer will be declared the winner and one dancer will be eliminated.

"Step It Up & Dance" moves to its regular time period on Thursday, April 10 at 10 PM ET/PT. Whether it's a music video one week or a Vegas spectacular the next, Bravo's new dance series will feature weekly challenges in which 12 of the best dancers from around the country audition for a range of parts, designed to showcase their versatility and moves. The dancers will have access to some of the top choreographers in the industry performing in styles that range from hip-hop and freestyle to Broadway, burlesque and Latin. As the competition gets fierce and contestants are eliminated, only one person will get the final "call back" and the chance to become the ultimate dancer, winning $100,000. Celebrated actress and dancer Elizabeth Berkley will host the series and Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell ("Hairspray," Legally Blonde") will mentor the dancers. In addition, world-renowned director and choreographer Vincent Paterson (Madonna's "Blond Ambition" Tour, Michael Jackson's "Bad" Tour, and choreographer Nancy O'Meara ("Hannah Montana," "High School Musical Tour"), will serve as judges for the competition.

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