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CW Schedule Changes; Talley Joins "Top Model"

By admin Published: February 9, 2010

"Top Model" returns March 10, two new reality shows also coming. Announcement after the jump, along with the announcement of Andre Leon Talley joining "Top Model." and the list of the next "Top Model" contestants.

The CW has announced the premiere of two new reality series in March – the socialite-filled HIGH SOCIETY and the jet-setting FLY GIRLS.

Following a special 90-minute premiere of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL on its new premiere date of Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET), HIGH SOCIETY will debut in the 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET slot. The same schedule will air on Wednesday, March 17, with an additional 90-minute episode of TOP MODEL, followed by episode two of HIGH SOCIETY.

FLY GIRLS will prepare for take-off on Wednesday, March 24, when the schedule will be as follows: TOP MODEL (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), HIGH SOCIETY (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) and the debut of FLY GIRLS (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET).

HIGH SOCIETY follows Tinsley Mortimer, New York’s most talked-about “Park Avenue Princess,” as she and her circle of often-controversial friends circulate through New York’s most prestigious black-tie affairs, outrageous parties and fashion exclusives, with never-before-seen access from behind the velvet rope.

FLY GIRLS follows five beautiful Virgin America flight attendants as they jet from one glamorous location to the next, including Las Vegas, South Beach and New York City, while pursuing good times, great parties, adventure and love.

Following is The CW’s revised Wednesday night schedule, beginning March 10:

Wednesday, March 10
8:00-9:30 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Cycle 14 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “HIGH SOCIETY” (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 17
8:00-9:30 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Episode 2)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “HIGH SOCIETY” (Episode 2)

Wednesday, March 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “HIGH SOCIETY”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “FLY GIRLS” (Series Premiere)

Here's the Talley news, with the contestants list:

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL welcomes one of the most influential members of the fashion world, André Leon Talley, as a new judge during cycle 14 of the hit show on The CW. Thirteen new hopefuls from across the country are given the chance to prove they have what it takes when the competition kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET).

Talley, who will join Tyra Banks, photographer Nigel Barker and a weekly guest judge on the judges’ panel, is one of the fashion industry’s most influential style-setters. Currently serving as the editor-at-large of Vogue, Talley is prominent in the world of designer fashion and has a front-row seat to runway shows all over the world.

Miss J. Alexander, long-time judge, breaks free from the judges’ desk to take on a mentoring role during challenges with the models. “After cycles of watching the girls not get it right, I thought they would benefit more from my ‘high heels’ and hands-on approach than my sitting in a chair judging their photos,” said Alexander. “And with Andre Leon Talley, this should be the best cycle yet.”

Cycle 14 welcomes a panel of rotating guest judges that include: Sally Hershberger (Salon Owner/Proprietor), Rachel Roy (Runway Fashion Designer), Sean Patterson (President of Wilhelmina Models), Dania Ramirez (CoverGirl Representative), Patricia Cleveland (First African American Supermodel), Ann Shoket (Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine), Whitney Port (Star of “The City,” Runway Fashion Designer), Sara Tetro (Owner of 62 Models), Sara McLeod (Actress from “Lord of the Rings”) and “Top Model” photo shoot director Jay Manuel.



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The winner of The CW’s AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL will be managed by Wilhelmina Models, receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl and appear on the cover and in a six-page fashion spread of Seventeen magazine.

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