Syfy Renews The Special Effects Reality Show, Face Off, for a Third Season

by on February 9, 2012

in Entertainment

A couple of days ago Syfy announced that in top of renewing Being Human for a third season, they’re also renewing the special effects competition series, Face Off, for a third season also.

FACE OFF -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Glenn Hetrick, McKenzie Westmore, Patrick Tatopoulos, Ve Neill

Again, TV ratings spoke oodles. The second season premiere of Face Off pulled in 2.5 million viewers, translating to 1.52M adults 18-49 and 1.31M adults 25-54. The first two episodes of the season pulled in the most viewers ever, during the run of this TV series.

To be honest, it is an amazing series to watch and you can learn a lot about what goes on behind the scenes of movies where your favorite monsters roam the Earth, looking for tender viddles of human morsels to devour!

This latest episode I watched, the artists transformed their models into animal plants… this wasn’t their best episode for results, and a few were things that looked like even I could have pulled them off. (Well, probably not, but from my couch, hey, anything seems possible.)

Athena was sent packing in this episode titled “Dangerous Beauty.”

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. Judging the Face Off competition are some of the most renowned names in the SFX world — three-time Academy Award winner Ve Neill, famed special make-up effects artist Glenn Hetrick and director/creature designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Together, they make a panel that is tough, smart and direct.


The Face Off artists are whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition. The winning SFX artist will earn $100,000 in seed money to help encourage their special effects career, a years supply of Alcone make up products, a Reinvented 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the coveted exposure to help launch a career.

If you’re interested in applying for that third season of Face Off, check it out:


Syfy was originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Katherine March 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Can anybody tell me what carrying case’s did the contestants used to hold there stuff in. ?

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