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Nail’d It A Competition Reality Show About Nails

Nail’d the reality show about decorative nails. So a show you are either going to love or hate and yes it will be going into my Fox IQ. It starts on Lifestyle You on 24 March at 9.30am.

Here is what it is about from the Lifestyle You website:

Nail’d It is a brand new competition that sees America’s best nail designers taking part in creative challenges.  Hosted by Adrienne Bailon, Nail’d It pits 18 of the best up-and-coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life-changing grand prize of $100,000. Three artists compete in each 60 minute episode, creating everyday wearable looks, as well as using 3D nail art and extreme materials for more avant-garde looks.

March 15, 2015   5 Comments

Lifestyle Channel Is Now Casting For Their Television Shows

Want to be on a reality show? Well Lifestyle Channel is now casting for Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Location Location and Come Dine With Me Australia.

Here are some of the details from their website:

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA

Are you building a home? Grand Designs Australia tells the stories of new homes and the people who are building them. The series charts the in-depth process of elaborate design projects.

Click here to apply!

SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA

Are you having trouble selling your property? Do you need the expertise of Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie? The 7th series has wrapped up and we need new contributors for Series 8 now. Please register your interest by clicking on the link below.

Click here to apply!

 

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AUSTRALIA

Location Location Location Australia – the LifeStyle Channel’s hit local TV show, is gearing up for more filming! This means we’re looking for house hunters who are seeking a brand new lifestyle in a new house and a new location.

Click here to apply!

COME DINE WITH ME AUSTRALIA

In this exciting new one hour primetime version, over four days, four people who’ve never previously met will look around each other’s homes, sample each other’s cooking, and pass judgment on each other’s entertaining skills.

The winning host each week, as evaluated by those four people, will win a generous cash prize.

Click here to apply!

January 7, 2015   2 Comments

Wanting Something To Watch? New Shows Starting In January

It is a quiet time on the television front and in fact I have been taking a break from the box, which I am sure you can tell, but in the next few weeks, prior to ratings starting, there are some shows starting that will be worth looking at.

American Idol Season 14 starts on ELEVEN on Thursday January 8 7.30pm and Friday 7.30pm.

Ryan Seacrest as host is back with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr who was fantastic in his first season on the show. Also there is a new face replacing Randy Jackson as mentor, it is Big Machine Records president and CEO Scott Borchetta.

The series kicks off with auditions in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Friday they are in New Orleans.

Top Chef Season 12 starts on Arena Thursday 8 January at 9.30pm

This is one of my favourites and this season the series is set in Boston. Padma Lakshmi as host along with Tom Collichio. Richard Blais is joining the judging panel, fans of the show will know he competed on it a number of times. Chefs battle it out for the title of Top Chef as well as cash and other prizes. The quality of the cooking is high and the one hour episodes are fast and furious. Recommended watching if you like food shows.

Celebrity Apprentice starts on Arena on Monday 12 January at 8.30pm

Donald Trump is back with a new batch of celebrities and they include: two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; actor and comedian Gilbert GottfriedSig Hansen, the star of “Deadliest Catch” and Captain of the Northwestern; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum musician Kevin Jonas; Golden Globe-nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas; NFL great Terrell Owens; award-winning journalist, author, and talk show host Geraldo Rivera; and television and movie actor Ian Ziering.

The line-up of women include Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; movie star Vivica A. Fox; best-selling author and television icon Leeza Gibbons; reality star and best-selling author Brandi Glanville; TV personality, author, and mother of eight, Kate Gosselin; world-class gymnast and gold medal Olympian Shawn JohnsonKenya Moore, former Miss USA and star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”; and television icon Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Yes I know I have not really heard of many of them either.

The Great British Bake Off on LIFESTYLE FOOD starts on Thursday 8 January at 8.3opm.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back in series 5 the UK version of The Great British Bake Off. It is a elimination reality show all to do about baking. Each episodes consists of three rounds with one person eliminated each episode.

Dance Mom’s Season 5 starts on Lifestyle You on Monday 12 January at 7.30pm

Abby-Lee Miller  and her dance troop are being fast tracked from the US. This is my daughter’s favourite show so she will be thrilled it is back on. Also the show is rating very well for Lifestyle You and Season 4 has been getting high rotation of episodes as well as Abbey Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Abbey Lee’s Studio Rescue. People are going to be over her soon.

Flea Market Flip on LIFESTYLE HOME starting on Thursday 8 January at 9.30pm.

This show is a bit like Bargain Hunt but with a difference. Two teams compete against each other to see who can buy objects from flea markets and flip it for the most profit. The teams start off with $500.

Bar Rescue Starts on A&E on Wednesday 21 January at 8.30pm.

Jon Taffer is the Gordon Ramsay of the bar and nightclub business. In each episode of this series, Taffer helps transform a struggling bar into a vibrant, profitable business, utilizing his expertise as a nightlife consultant. I have seen a few episodes and each one I have enjoyed.

BBQ Crawl Season 1 starts A&E on Saturday 10 January at 4.30pm

This looks like a cooking and travel show rolled into one. If you are into dude food you might like this even though it looks like it aired in the US in 2013! BBQ Crawl sees Danielle Dimovski, a barbecue champion from Canada take a road trip through the Southern U.S. to reveal America’s grilling roots. Along the way, she aims to win a few titles on the barbecue circuit and stops at every fiery-food joint to experience the best finger-lickin’ chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.

Leeann and Eddie starts on Arena TV on Wednesday 7 January at 9.30pm.

Leeann Rimes now has a reality show with her husband Eddie. This is pretty niche and won’t rate highly but the twist here is Eddie used to be married and had two kids with Brandi Glanville and they all hate each other so it will be interesting to see if this is talked about onscreen. Also Eddie did not give permission for the children to appear on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which Brandi stars in so ti will also be interesting to see if they make an appearance on this one.

My Strange Addiction start on January  8 on Lifestyle You at 9pm.

Yep this show is what the title says, people with strange addictions and what not talking cigarette smoking. In the latest series there is a person who eats eye shadow. The show is only recommended for people with strong stomachs.

I have probably missed a few television shows. But would love to know what you have been watching over the summer break. Any television show recommendations?

 

January 6, 2015   43 Comments

Paddock To Plate – Season Two Starts Wednesday September 3 On Lifestyle

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Fans of Matt Moran and his show Paddock To Plate will be pleased that the second season of the show is back on Wednesday night at 8.30pm on The Lifestyle Channel.

Like the first series we will see Matt Moran, chef, travel around Australia seeking out good produce and cooking it.

This series he is in South Australia and Western Australia. This mean Maggie Beer will makes an appearance in the Barossa Valley episode. However in the first episode he visits the Eyre Peninsula as yes tuna will be on the menu.

Matt Moran was one of the first celebrity chefs on our screens pre-dating Masterchef Australia, and he is a natural in front of camera. Well worth having a look at, the show that is.

Paddock To Plate on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm on Lifestyle Channel.

September 1, 2014   1 Comment

RuPaul’s Drag Race Start 28 May With An Aussie As A Contestant

ru paul drag race courtney act

RuPaul’s Drag Race is an elimination style reality show where drag queens compete in an assortment of camp challenges. The new season is starting on 28 May on Lifestyle You. Former Australian Idol contestant Courtney Act is a contestant this season so it will be interesting to see how she goes.

The press release states:

RuPaul and his posse of Queens are back for a sixth season of the hit, competitive series RuPaul’s Drag Race, premiering Wednesday May 28 at 9.30pm on Foxtel’s LifeStyle YOU.

And this season, Australia’s own Drag Superstar, Courtney Act, will grace the runway and compete against other fierce and glamorous Queens to take out the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. This is the first time ever an Australian has been a contestant on the much loved series.

Brisbane-born Courtney Act said, “As a young boy I remember the first time I became aware of RuPaul. It was 1993, the boys from my dance school and I huddled around the cassette deck to listen to something that would change me forever. Twenty-one years later I feel like I have come of age, in a full circle moment, living in the US and being a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“What an amazing and exciting experience it is, I am humbled and thrilled to be the first Australian, and non-US citizen, to ever be on the show too. Hold onto your knickers girls, and get ready for one hell of a glitter storm!”

In this highly entertaining and unpredictable season, RuPaul returns with a brand new field of gorgeous and talented sequin-sporting Queens. But it’s not just about the wigs and the heels, it’s about performers with passion who prove to be some of the most fascinating characters on television and this season brings us the biggest personalities the show has ever seen.

From deeply revealing work room interactions, to displays of wild creativity during the challenges, and their astounding transformations on the runway, every moment is hilarious, heart-filled, and truly unpredictable.

As always, this season dazzles with a new star-studded panel of celebrity judges including Khloe Kardashian, Paula Abdul, Neil Patrick Harris, Adam Lambert and many more.

Who will be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar?

RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres Wednesday May 28 at 9.30pm on Foxtel’s LifeStyle YOU

 

May 12, 2014   1 Comment