TLC has announced that the last episodes of What Not to Wear will begin airing on August 8th. The two-hour series finale is slated for Friday, October 18th.
In March, the cable channel revealed that the series was ending after 10 years on the air.
Here’s some additional information:
FINAL EPISODES OF TLC’S “What Not to Wear” START FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 10/9C
As previously announced, TLC’s longest running primetime series and one of the longest running makeover shows in television history – What Not to Wear – is coming to an end. Starting August 9 at 10/9c, TLC will start airing the last episodes back on Friday nights where the series aired for most of its run. The series finale is scheduled to air Friday, October 18.
In each episode of What Not to Wear, 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. Over the course of 10 seasons, Stacy and Clinton have orchestrated over 325 memorable makeovers for men, celebrities, multi-generational fashion victims, and some of the most deserving women who were in need of drastic fashion overhauls.
The last season includes some of Stacy and Clinton’s biggest challenges to-date, including a trifecta of fashion disasters where three friends break almost all of Stacy and Clinton’s style rules covered over 10 seasons. The final run also features a mother of nine who gets a $10,000 makeover vs. the usual $5,000, a woman who gets a surprise visit from Stacy and Clinton while sitting in the audience of The Chew, and a behind-the-scenes episode where viewers will get a never-before-seen look inside what it takes to produce each episode of What Not to Wear. TLC will also air two hour-long clip shows, where Stacy and Clinton give viewers a crash course on their style strategy as they reveal their top 10 important fashion rules right out of their rule book, and answer letters from long-time fans.
In the two-hour series finale, Stacy and Clinton road trip to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to attend a fabulous party in honor of the end of the show. Along the way from New York to Las Vegas they visit past contributors and reminisce on the road. Once they hit Vegas, Stacy and Clinton find one last makeover candidate wandering the hotel which results in their final makeover ever, and it could be one for the books. It all leads up to an epic finale party, where over 100 past contributors over the past 10 seasons await Stacy, Clinton, Ted and Carmindy to help bid them a fond farewell they’ll never forget.
Fans who want to show their gratitude to Stacy and Clinton for 10 seasons of fashion advice will be invited to share their video farewells on TLC.com/WhatNotToWear. They’ll be encouraged to post a video of themselves saying goodbye to a beloved but well-worn clothing item as they say goodbye to the What Not To Wear experts. The best, most creative videos could win a mention on the air. For more information and videos, please visit the show’s website: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/what-not-to-wear
WHAT NOT TO WEAR is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into “BrideDay” with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes to the Dress franchise. In 2012, TLC had 28 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including four series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Breaking Amish, Long Island MEDIUM, and Sister Wives.
TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 300 million households in over 150 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is one of five core businesses under BBC Worldwide America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming Getting On (HBO), Criminal Justice (HBO), Us & Them (FOX), Americans in Bed (HBO) as well as Top Gear (HISTORY), What Not to Wear (TLC), Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC AMERICA), Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) and the cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC).
What do you think? Do you plan on watching the final episodes?