Syfy Renews Reality Competition Series ‘Face Off’

by on March 16, 2011

in Entertainment

On March 16th, 2011 Syfy Channel announced that Face Off is coming back for a second season of special effects competition.

Syfy says that Face Off earned critical acclaim and the TV ratings were solid and steady, holding at around 1.1 HH Ratings, which equates to roughly 1.4 million viewers. The 1.4M includes 900k for the 25-54 age bracket and 897k for the 18-49 adult demographics. These numbers include 7-day DVR playback for episodes no. 1-5.

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art.”

When I first saw the ads for the Syfy reality series, I had no interest in the premise. It was another reality competition series and the sales pitch just never swayed me.

Then around the third episode there was nothing else on and I passed on through the show.

I have to say that the even though the outline of the series is much like any other reality TV show, except the premise of the show, special effect makeup artists competing in challenges.

The challenges were rather educational to see how makeup was applied and the different processes or methodologies that was applied was fun to see. Not to mention you learn about the pitfalls that special effect artists face. The contestants came up with some pretty fascinating looking creatures. True, I wasn’t in love with the first half of the episode but it seemed to always pay off in the end as their creations were judged by experts in the field of special effects makeup.

I’d say if you are even mildly interested, check out at least one, maybe two episodes and see if you don’t see the same thing I saw in Face Off.


theyre already casting for season two of Face Off! Deadline for filling out applications is April 12th.

[Syfy Press]

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly Temple October 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm

So glad! I loved the first season, I’ve been looking to see when it’ll return. It was really neat to see the first time around, can’t wait to see a second season!

jojofmfrisco May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I am so glad that is to be another season. I missed the last few episodes but will catch up before the next season. Bring it on SYFY!!!!

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