Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ready for some fab Fall TV?

As the summer of 2008 winds to a close, our fave TV shows are beginning to peek over the horizon ... along with some fab new amusements we haven't met yet. Put the two together, and you've got one of the most fabulous Fall TV seasons ever.

Project Runway Season 5 (now showing, Bravo, Wednesdays 9 pm ET): After a mere 6-month hiatus, one of our favorite shows is back for a last Bravo hurrah before it makes the move to Lifetime. Unlike Season 4, the current competition boasts a plethora of strong (and occasionally annoying) personalities, including leather-loving rock-n-roll queen Stella, blue-faux-hawked Suede, and urban-with-a-capital-U wizardress Terri. Best line of the season so far: "It looks like a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park" (Tim Gunn, on Blayne's drag queen outfit from Episode 5).

Glam God (now showing, VH1, Thursdays 10 pm ET): What Project Runway does for—or to—designers, Glam God does for/to would-be Hollywood wardrobe stylists. Each episode presents an individual or team challenge such as "your client is wearing the same LBD as four other actresses; make her stand out on the red carpet" or "give an upcoming young actress a leading-lady look."

America's Next Top Model Cycle 11 (Sept. 3, CW): Wow, it feels like we were just getting over our post-Whitney-win euphoria when here it comes again! Get ready to meet 14 new hopefuls (including the show's first-ever transgender contestant) who will pout, strut, and pose their way through challenge after challenge in hopes of becoming America's Next Top Model. The tagline that calls out from the hippie-themed ads is "Feel the Love," and we're sure everyone will ... at least until the first catfight.

The Rachel Zoe Project (Sept. 8, Bravo): Speaking of stylists, meet the one who elevated the occupation to celebrity status: Rachel Zoe, who has styled A-listers from Cameron Diaz to Keira Knightley. (And whom, on a more controversial note, many blame for Hollywood's current obsession with ultra-thinness.) The series will follow La Zoe and her inner circle as they endeavor to take her business to the next level.

Stylista (Oct. 22, CW): Ever wonder what would happen if Project Runway and America's Next Top Model had a baby, with a little Devil Wears Prada thrown into the gene pool? The result would be something like Stylista, a new series that pits 11 "fashion enthusiasts" against each other in the quest to become assistant to Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director for Elle magazine.

Wow, we're exhausted just from doing the rundown! If you haven't already, clear out your TiVo, dig up your recipe for TV-night cosmos and get your girlfriends on deck for some serious drama, reality-show style!

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