Face Off: Season Five Renewal from Syfy

Face Off season fiveSyfy has mixed success with their scripted TV shows and cancels many of them after just one or two seasons. They seem to have found a winner with their reality competition Face Off however. The cable channel has just renewed the TV series for a fifth season.

Production will start next month and the new season will debut sometime this summer.

Season four of Face Off is currently airing and the season finale is slated for next Tuesday night.

Here are some additional details about season five:


Season Four Currently Airs Tuesday Nights At 9PM ET/PT on Syfy

NEW YORK, NY – March 18, 2013 – Syfy’s critically-acclaimed hit reality competition series Face Off will return for a fifth season of mind-blowing special effects ingenuity, offering a new group of rising SFX make-up artists with the opportunity to compete and showcase their imagination and creativity. Production on the new season begins April 2013 in Los Angeles for a Summer 2013 premiere.

“Face Off continues to prove itself as a ratings hit, earning critical and viewer accolades alike, and we are proud to bring the series back for another stunning season,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.

Season four of Face Off currently airs Tuesday nights at 9PM ET/PT on Syfy. In its fourth season, Face Off is averaging 1.6 million viewers 18-19 and 2.7 million total viewers in Live +7.

In tomorrow night’s all-new episode, the remaining four contestants face off in a challenge inspired by Syfy’s highly-anticipated new series, Defiance, which premieres Monday, April 15 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The remaining four artists – Eric Fox of Riverside, CA; J. Anthony Kosar of Lisle, IL; Kristian Kobzina of El Segundo, CA; and Wayne Anderson of Fort Meyers, FL — head to the lab where they meet Kevin Murphy, the Executive Producer of Defiance.

Defiance is an epic drama that will unfold as both an original series and a multi-platform video game – the first-ever convergence of television and online gaming, featuring an interconnected world between the two mediums as they evolve together into one overall story. The artists learn that the world of Defiance features a myriad of incredible aliens and that their Spotlight Challenge is to create the offspring of two of them. To help inform and inspire their makeups, they are surprised with a trip to Toronto where they visit the incredible set of Defiance. After meeting the cast and crew, they excitedly head back to Los Angeles to get started on their designs. When they return to the lab, the reality that this is their last chance to make it to the finale is palpable, and their frayed nerves show as each of them struggles to bring their huge concepts to life. It all leads to an incredible showing on the Face Off reveal stage where their alien creations are presented to special guest judge, Defiance director Michael Nankin.

The competition culminates with the season four finale on Tuesday, March 26 at 9PM ET/PT when the final three contestants face the incredibly difficult task of creating waterproof makeups for the spectacular show, Le Reve: The Dream at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

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. As a member of the multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, actress McKenzie Westmore brings expertise to her role as host of the series. Some of SFX world’s most celebrated figures return to judge the competition — multiple Academy-Award winner Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean), industry veteran Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). World-renowned Hollywood makeup artist Michael Westmore serves as the contestant mentor.

Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

What do you think? Do you like the Face Off series? Are you glad to hear that it’s coming back for a fifth season? Is it a mistake to air the fourth and fifth seasons so close together?

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4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Dee Kitz says

    The show Face off is one show that is a really a excellent reality show.Most reality shows , are so bad they actually erase brain cells! I think more people are intrested in a show that stimulates the artist thats inside everybody.

  2. Grandizer is an idiot says

    Spacing seasons out further then what it is just causes disinterest and people to forget how amazing the show really is. Especially with the demographic age being the generation now. Your idea for the finale is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of, for this particular show (seeing as you just ripped off the idea from project runway where it makes sense for that show). So they have 2 weeks to showcase, are they showing pictures? Or do you actually expect for them to work on a person and them not take the make off for weeks? Not very practical is it. The only good thing your brain was actually able to process is more time for the artist could truly showcase their skills.

  3. Grandizer says

    Glad to hear, although spacing the season out a little more would be better.

    I also think that they should give the artists more time.
    Some of the things they need to do are done so fast we don’t really see the genius they could have.
    Even the winners I think would all agree that if they had 2 more hours, or 6 more hours, how much better they could have been.

    The finale should show them go home where they have to do 4-8 makeups and bring them back after 2 weeks to showcase what they did.

    That would be awesome.

  4. Pam S. says

    YAY! glad to hear there will be a 5th season for FaceOff. This show has become one of our absolute favorites each week, and we can’t wait for an additional season of competition. Glad to see SyFy is going to continue on.

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