Renewed and returning: “Face Off,” “Classic Car Rescue”

U.S. nets are signing up for more episodes of Face Off (pictured), America's Next Top Model and Braxton Family Values, while Channel 5 in the UK has recommissioned three shows.
October 25, 2013

U.S. networks are signing up for more episodes of Face Off and America’s Next Top Model, while docuseries Braxton Family Values is returning, and Channel 5 in the UK has recommissioned three shows.

U.S. cable network Syfy is investing in a sixth season of Face Off (pictured above), the competition series from Mission Control Media.

The newest season will premiere in January and introduce 14 new make-up artists, while in November, Syfy will air two Face Off specials: Naked and Painted and Judges’ Favorites. 

Face Off challenges special-effects make-up artists to create works of living art, with a panel of industry experts as judges and McKenzie Westmore serving as host.

Meanwhile, on WE tv, Braxton Family Values is set to reason for a third season on November 14 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The drama continues with the Braxton sisters, and this season promises a confrontation with a cheating husband, a divorce, a milestone birthday, and two sisters preparing to go on tour. Magical Elves produces.

Also in the U.S., broadcast network The CW has picked up a 21st season of America’s Next Top Model. Casting is under way and set to feature both male and female contestants again, with production and premiere dates to be announced at a later date.

America’s Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company.

In the UK, Channel 5 has picked up three shows for a second season: Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun, Brain Hospital: Saving Lives and Classic Car Rescue. All are set to air in 2014.

Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun will see the cast from the previous season return, new characters, and the more of the titular island’s infamous monkeys. The 6 x 60-minute series is produced by Shiver for ITV Studios.

Brain Hospital: Saving Lives follows the surgical stories that take place at a neuroscience center in Liverpool. Rare Day has full access again to the staff and facilities in this 4 x 60-minute series.

Finally, Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione return for another season of Classic Car Rescue, where they will search the UK, Canada and the U.S. for cars to restore. Archive footage will tell the car’s history and the team will race to finish the restoration on deadline. The 8 x 60-minute series is produced by Blink Films.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.