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[12/06/07 - 09:17 AM]
Bravo's Greenlights Sophomore Seasons of "Shear Genius" and "Top Design"
Casting will begin for both series in the upcoming weeks.

[via press release from Sci Fi]

BRAVO'S GREENLIGHTS SOPHOMORE SEASONS OF "SHEAR GENIUS" AND "TOP DESIGN"

BRAVO'S GREENLIGHTS SOPHOMORE SEASONS OF THE HIT SERIES "SHEAR GENIUS" AND "TOP DESIGN"

"Top Design" Gets New Look From Magical Elves

NEW YORK � December 6, 2007 � Bravo, home to the most talked-about and compelling reality series on television, today announced the return of their popular series "Shear Genius" and "Top Design," both for a second season in 2008. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production, Bravo.

The interior design focused series "Top Design" will get its own makeover for season two from Magical Elves, the production company behind Bravo's wildly successful "Top Chef" and "Project Runway" franchises. The hour-long, weekly program showcases some of the country's hottest new interior designers, artists and architects as they compete to create the Top Design each week and vie for a $100,000 grand prize. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz are executive producers.

"Like fashion designers and chefs, interior designers inhabit a rich, visual world that attracts fascinating personalities, so we are really excited to take on the challenge of bringing this successful show to the next level," said Dan Cutforth.

Hosted by award-winning actress, designer and entrepreneur Jaclyn Smith, Bravo's "Shear Genius" offers a behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and creative world of high-end hairstyling, determining which contestants are a cut above and deserving of the ultimate title of "Shear Genius" and the $100,000 grand prize. "Shear Genius" is produced for Bravo by Reveille. Mark Koops is the executive producer.

Casting will begin for both series in the upcoming weeks. For complete casting information, go to www.bravotv.com/casting.

Since its formation in the summer of 2001, Magical Elves has developed and produced numerous acclaimed shows for NBC, ABC, Bravo and HBO. After a successful collaboration on the Emmy-nominated reality show "Bands on the Run," Lipsitz and Cutforth formed Magical Elves to exploit their diverse backgrounds and varied experience. This partnership has gone on to create some of the most talked about shows on television, including the Emmy-nominated "Project Runway," "Top Chef" and "Project Greenlight" for Bravo, as well as "Last Comic Standing" and "Treasure Hunters" for NBC. In addition to new seasons of those shows, Magical Elves is producing the upcoming reality competition series "Step It Up & Dance" for Bravo.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





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· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· STEP IT UP & DANCE (BRAVO)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
· TOP DESIGN (BRAVO)
· TREASURE HUNTERS (NBC)











[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 06:06 AM]
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