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[07/11/18 - 09:36 AM]
Ashley Graham Joins as New Host of Lifetime's "American Beauty Star"
She'll succeed Adriana Lima from the show's freshman run.

[via press release from Lifetime]

ASHLEY GRAHAM JOINS AS NEW HOST OF BEAUTY COMPETITION SERIES AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR

FROM HERRICK ENTERTAINMENT, CELEBRITY MAKE UP ARTIST SIR JOHN RETURNS AS MENTOR FOR SECOND SEASON

Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2018) - Beauty is back and better than ever! Lifetime's hit beauty competition series, American Beauty Star has been greenlit for a second season, featuring new host and executive producer, world-renowned international supermodel, Ashley Graham. Created by Herrick Entertainment, season two will feature legendary celebrity makeup artist Sir John, whose clients include superstars like Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell, will continue as the mentor to the new artists vying for the top prize.

"We are thrilled to have world-renowned supermodel, Ashley Graham, join the second season of American Beauty Star as host," said Executive Producer Norton Herrick of Herrick Entertainment. "Ashely's extensive work in both fashion and beauty has pushed the boundaries for industry standards and we look forward to her unique perspective."

"Ashley embodies modern beauty that is not only inspiring but empowering," said Gena McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, FYI. "We know the Lifetime audience will really connect with her and couldn't be more thrilled to have Ashley as part of the family."

Production is set to begin in August, featuring fourteen of the most talented hair and makeup artists from across the globe. Ranging from celebrity stylists to salon professionals, the contestants will compete in a series of intense challenges from creating high-end editorial looks to the most fashion-forward red carpet and runway ready looks to prove that they have what it takes to be the next American Beauty Star. This season, the stakes are even higher, as the contestants will be responsible for executing every aspect of their look from hair to makeup and everything in between.

Debuting in 2019, American Beauty Star Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes, leading to an explosive LIVE season finale event. Viewers from across the country will be able to vote for their favorite artist to help determine who will be the next American Beauty Star.

American Beauty Star is created by and produced by Herrick Entertainment. Norton Herrick, Ross Elliot, Sue Kinkaid, Ashley Graham, and season one host, Adriana Lima, serve as executive producers. Gena McCarthy, Christian Murphy, James Bolosh and Jim Hoffman executive produce for Lifetime.

ABOUT HERRICK ENTERTAINMENT

Herrick Entertainment is a motion picture, television and Broadway theater production and financing company committed to providing audiences with high quality filmed entertainment and Broadway shows. The company's past theatrical projects include the films 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg; Oscar-nominated Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg; and the coming of age film Very Good Girls starring Dakota Fanning, Liz Olsen and Demi Moore. Herrick Entertainment has also produced numerous award-winning Broadway shows including four-time Tony nominated show Waitress, Tony award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Tony award-winning Broadway revival Hair, Tony award-winning Exit the King. Herrick Entertainment is an affiliate of The Herrick Company, Inc., which includes an extensive real estate portfolio, renewable energy and partnership in Thoroughbred horses, including Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winning thoroughbred Animal Kingdom and 2017 Belmont winner, Tapwrit.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Movies(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM)are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.





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[11/19/18 - 10:43 AM]
VH1 Expands Monday's #1 Cable Franchise to Two Nights a Week Kicking Off with "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" Premiering Wednesday, January 2 at 8PM ET/PT
For the first time, the network will air two different "Love & Hip Hop" installments on two nights a week with "Love & Hip Hop: New York" airing Mondays, beginning November 26.

[11/19/18 - 10:33 AM]
Studio Head Meredith Ahr Upped to President, Alternative and Reality Group for NBC Entertainment
In her new post, the 17-year NBC veteran will oversee all aspects of unscripted programming at the network, Universal Television Alternative Studio and first-run syndication.

[11/19/18 - 09:53 AM]
"The Ranch" (Part 6) Premieres December 7 on Netflix
Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Elisha Cuthbert, Debra Winger and new guest star, Dax Shepard, are featured in the latest wave of episodes.

[11/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Sydney to the Max," A Daughter/Father Sitcom, Is Set to Premiere Friday, Jan. 25, on Disney Channel
Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the comedy revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad Max in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy - three generations under one roof.

[11/19/18 - 09:33 AM]
AT&T Audience Network Picks Up Critically Acclaimed Original Series "Mr. Mercedes" for 3rd Season
Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in early 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year.

[11/19/18 - 09:32 AM]
FX Rounds Out Cast for "Fosse/Verdon" Limited Series
Production on the series, now officially titled "Fosse/Verdon," is currently underway in New York City ahead of its premiere on FX in Spring 2019.

[11/19/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The three-part stand-up event premieres November 27 on the streaming service.

[11/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
"Crashing" and "High Maintenance" Return January 20
Both series will return with back-to-back season three premieres on Sunday nights.

[11/19/18 - 08:51 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Explores the Life of an Icon Through Her Personal Belongings in "Marilyn Monroe for Sale"
Smithsonian Channel is set to revisit the life of one of the silver screen's most iconic legends by way of her most personal possessions.

[11/19/18 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Pine Gap" Season 1 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The Australian television series will be available December 7 on the streaming service.

[11/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock cruises to another victory in all categories last night.

[11/19/18 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Death by Magic" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the most extreme magic show ever attempted, British magician DMC travels the globe to recreate the stunts that have cost famous magicians their lives.

[11/19/18 - 08:01 AM]
CMT to Premiere "2018 AmericanaFest(R)" A New Music Special Featuring Performances from the Americana Honors & Awards Show
The special celebrates the Americana genre and will not only feature performances from longtime fan favorites and present-day Americana artists, but will also include new, exclusive interviews.

[11/19/18 - 07:41 AM]
Video: Super Trailer - VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: New York"
From marriage woes and legal battles to career resets and new beginnings, the drama returns to the place it all began.

[11/19/18 - 07:35 AM]
Series and Date Announcement - New Netflix Series "The Innocent Man" - December 14
The six-part documentary series focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s - and the controversial chain of events that followed.