Bravo renews "Shear Genius," "Top Design"

TV Arts


"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 

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
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