Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed hit competition series Face Off for a fourth season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Slated for a 2013 premiere, notable guest appearances on tap for season four include Bryan Singer and Lightstorm’s Jon Landau. Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton of Mission Control Media will return as executive producers.
“Face Off has proven itself as a quality, signature series for Syfy,” said Stern. “The success the series has achieved in its three seasons – from both a critical and ratings standpoint — establishes a strong foundation as we continue to build the momentum for season four. It’s a pleasure to continue to showcase talented special effects artists with this addictive program.”
Face Off is currently in the middle of its third season airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This season to date, including only Live + Same Day playback, Face Off has averaged 986,000 million viewers 18-49 and 1.7 million total viewers. In its first five episodes with Live +7 viewing, Face Off is currently topping the second season by five percent among viewers 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.6 million) and three percent among total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.7 million). Face Off is also up eight percent among viewers 18-34 (755,000 vs. 829,000).
In the next all-new episode airing Tuesday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer makes a guest appearance offering tips to the six remaining artists for the week’s Dr. Seuss-themed challenge.
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. McKenzie Westmore hosts. 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 feature film creature designer Neville Page.
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