After 10 years on the air, TLC is saying goodbye to What Not to Wear, their longest-running primetime TV series. The final round of 26 episodes will start airing on Friday nights in July.
What Not to Wear debuted on January 18, 2003 and it looks like the series will wrap with a total of 360 installments.
Here’s the announcement from TLC:
TLC’S ICONIC SERIES “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” TO SAY GOODBYE AFTER 10 SEASONS
TLC’s longest running primetime series will air its final episodes starting July 2013 WHAT NOT TO WEAR ends its run back on Friday nights
(New York, NY) – On January 18, 2003, TLC launched a makeover show that would become a brand-defining series for the network. Ten seasons later, the network’s longest running primetime series and one of the longest running makeover shows in television history, will air its final run this summer. Starting July 2013, the last episodes will air back on Friday nights.
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.
“After 10 incredible seasons, we felt that it was the right time to end the series,” states Amy Winter, EVP and General Manager of TLC. “Stacy and Clinton have also become two of the most sought after fashion experts and TV personalities in the industry. We’re so proud to have had the two of them along with Carmindy and Ted as the glam squad behind this fan-favorite show, and the final episodes will definitely be a celebration of this monumental run.”
Commented Jane Tranter, Head of BBC Worldwide Productions, “What Not to Wear has had an exceptional run over the past 10 years. Stacy and Clinton have positively impacted the lives of our guests and millions of viewers at home. We are thankful to our entire cast and production crew for their dedicated commitment to continually create and innovate, making this show the best of the best. We look forward to celebrating the series when we return this summer with our final episodes.”
Over the course of 10 seasons, Stacy and Clinton have conducted 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. Throughout the last episodes, Stacy and Clinton will be faced with some of their biggest challenges yet, with more dramatic transformations, bigger ambushes, shopping sprees on a grander scale, and special guest appearances.
“This show changed me and the trajectory of my life,” commented Stacy London. “I’ve learned so much from all of our contributors over the years. I hope we touched them as much as they touched me. I hope we touched our viewers. (I certainly see our rules in practice every day!) It feels like the end of an era and I look forward to my next chapter. I will always cherish the time I spent on WNTW and be eternally grateful to TLC for a great co-host, amazing crew and an awesome program.”
“Hosting WNTW has been a life-changing experience,” said Clinton Kelly. “When I got the job, I told everyone I knew that we’d probably do ten episodes, get canceled and I’d go crawling back to my old job in magazine publishing. So, I’m more surprised than anyone that we’ve lasted this long. At first I thought the essence of the show was making snarky remarks about people’s outfits, but as it turns out, WNTW is about taking stock of who you are and communicating that non-verbally to the rest of the world. That’s incredibly empowering.”
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 227 million households in nearly 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 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.
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