Bravo to begin airing new 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy' episodes starting November 16
By Reality TV World staff, 10/29/2003
Bravo has announced that “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” will return to the cable network with all new episodes beginning Tuesday, November 18 (10-11 PM ET). The "Fab 5" - Carson, Jai, Kyan, Ted and Thom - are back with an all new line-up of straight guys in need of a life makeover.
“Queer Eye for the Straight” broke ratings records on Bravo when it premiered in July and continued to attract new viewers each week throughout its first-run. New episodes promise to be equally as popular as the Fab 5 set their sites on a hippie dad postal worker who dabbles in taxidermy, an ex-marine striving to be both an officer and a gentleman, and a conservative lawyer who is ready to go topless for the first time in 13 years…by losing his toupee.
Also this season, it’s a very Queer Eye Christmas with a special holiday episode complete with festive “hip tips,” a brand new "Fab 5" loft designed and decorated by Thom, plus updates on some of last season’s most memorable straight guys as the "Fab 5" drop in unexpectedly to see how they are following the Queer Eye mandate and come back with surprising results. The special Queer Eye Holiday Special will air Tuesday, December 16 (10-11 PM ET).
For those who have been living in a closet, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a one-hour guide to “building a better straight man,” - a “make better” series designed for guys who want to get the girl, the job or just the look. With the expertise and support of the “The Fab 5” - Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Felicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez -- the makeover unfolds with a playful deconstruction of the subject’s current lifestyle and continues on as a savagely funny showcase for the hottest styles and trends in fashion, home design, grooming, food and wine, and culture.
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is produced by Scout Productions. The executive producers are David Collins and Michael Williams for Scout, and Frances Berwick, Amy Introcaso-Davis and Christian Barcellos for Bravo. The co-executive producer is David Metzler. The series was created by David Collins, a gay man, and developed by David Metzler, a straight man - a union of sensibilities that gives the show its depth, humor and edge.
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