What Not to Wear Renewed for Season 9
Ahead of its season finale tomorrow, What Not to Wear has been renewed by TLC. While it may not have the tabloid-y buzz of other shows on the channel (Sister Wives, Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting), the makeover show has been a steady performer, even while being moved from its longtime Friday night timeslot.
What Not to Wear features stylists Stacy London and Clinton Kelly breaking down a woman's wardrobe, figuring out the root of their style problems, and subsequently helping them build a brand new wardrobe. This season of the show has seen its fair share of body image issues, writers, and frugal mommies, culminating in post-grad Becca''s makeover tomorrow.
Season 9 will make its premiere this coming August for another 26 episodes, bringing the show to well over 250 makeovers since its 2003 inception. Season 8 premiered in late October, so season 9 will likely be ending sometime during 2012's February sweeps.
I, for one, am very happy that the show is coming back. While I sort of wish they would put the show back on Fridays (or that TLC would rerun the show during the week/put the show online), What Not to Wear has been my Tuesday go-to show and it very rarely fails to deliver the type of feel good energy and uplifting message that you need at the end of the day.
Have you enjoyed this season of the show? Do you hope they change anything in season 9? What was your favorite transformation this season?
TLC's "WHAT NOT TO WEAR" RETURNS FOR A 9th SEASON
(New York, NY) - TLC's WHAT NOT TO WEAR returns with more life-changing makeovers as the network announces that the hit series has been renewed for a 9th season. Each week, TLC resident fashion experts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly face an assortment of fashionably challenged contributors, providing them with invaluable fashion advice and life-changing transformations, inside and out. Season 9 is scheduled to premiere in August 2011. The network has ordered 26 episodes. Season 8 premiere episodes achieved an average of 1.2 million P2+ viewers.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC.
TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites Jon & Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big World, What Not to Wear, 19 Kids and Counting, Say Yes to the Dress, and LA Ink. TLC added to its menu of programming with Cake Boss and Ultimate Cake Off, and continues to expand into the food genre. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story. The channel is available in more than 98 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks. BBC Worldwide Productions will premiere the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars this month on ABC.