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FASHION STAR
Air Date: Friday, March 08, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#201) "SHOWSTOPPERS"
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"FASHION STAR"

"SHOWSTOPPERS"

03/08/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : FASHION STAR RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO WITH MENTORS JESSICA SIMPSON, NICOLE RICHIE AND JOHN VARVATOS AND HOST LOUISE ROE - 12 HOPEFUL DESIGNERS COMPETE FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE, LAUNCHING THEIR EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION IN MACY'S, SAKS AND EXPRESS - New host Louise Roe ("Plain Jane") joins returning mentors, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, who will guide 12 hopeful designers as they vie for the ultimate prize, launching their Exclusive Collections in Macy's, Saks and - new to the Fashion Star Runway - Express . Working in teams with their specific mentor, designers face their first runway show with a challenge to create a selection of "showstopping" garments. One contestant kicks off the season with a bidding war between all three retailers, while another stuns the Mentors and the audience with the biggest buy in Fashion Star history. In the end, the mentors must put up two of their designers for elimination and the buyers send the first one home.

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FASHION STAR (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/13/12 - 5/10/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (20 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 7/27/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, March 2013) As for its reality shows, NBC's "Fashion Star" will end its second season on Friday, May 10 (8 p.m. ET) and Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" wraps on Sunday, May 19 with a two-hour episode (9-11 p.m. ET).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jessica Simpson as Mentor
· John Varvatos as Mentor
· Louise Roe as Host (Season 2- )
· Nicole Richie as Mentor
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Elle Macpherson as Host (Season 1)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Silverman as CRTR/EP
· Craig Armstrong as EP
· Dan Cutforth as EP
· E.J. Johnston as CRTR/EP
· Elle Macpherson as EP
· James Deutch as CRTR/EP
· Jane Lipstiz as EP
· Rick Ringbakk as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 5x5 Media
· EJD Productions
· Electus
· Magical Elves Productions