Lifetime orders new Carson Kressley 'How to Look Good Naked' show
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/12/2007
Lifetime announced it has ordered How to Look Good Naked, a new reality series that will feature soon-to-be-formerQueer Eye for the Straight Guy Fab Five member Carson Kressley educating women of all shapes and sizes on how to flatter their figure without extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery.
The eight-episode series, which is an American adaptation of the U.K.'s Channel 4 show with the same name, is scheduled to premiere in January 2008 on Lifetime.
How to Look Good Naked is described by Lifetime as both an "internal and external makeover show." Over the course of five days, different women will be taught on how to embrace themselves despite what they may consider to be their physical shortcomings. After Kressley guides the participants through various activities that cause minor changes that will cumulatively help the women improve their image in a big way, each How to Look Good Nakedepisode will end with the women participating in a "glamorous Hollywood-style" photo shoot that will help them accept who they are both inside and out.
"So many women today struggle with their self image and I'm thrilled to now have a show on Lifetime that encourages them to accept, embrace and even flaunt their bodies," said Susanne Daniels, president of entertainment for Lifetime. "With his many years in the fashion industry and his hilarious sense of humor, Carson Kressley is truly the ideal host for this feel good show."
How to Look Good Naked's announcement makes Kressley the latest former Queer Eye Fab Five member to move on to a new television project. Back in January, Bravo announced that it was ending one-time huge ratings hit that ended up launching the formerly struggling film and performing arts network into a whole new direction and would air Queer Eye's final ten episodes this summer. However following its January announcement, the network (quietly) changed plans and recently revealed it now plans to air Queer Eye's remaining episodes sometime this fall.
This spring, The Style Network premiered Dress My Nest, a new reality series that features former Fab Five member Thom Filicia using his interior design expertise to take a person's favorite clothing and utilize it as inspiration for the design of a living space in their house. Tom Allen -- Queer Eye's former food and wine expert -- can still currently be seen on Bravo, where he is serving as a judge on Top Chef 3 Miami.
How To Look Good Naked is produced by RDF Media and Maverick TV for Lifetime Television. Riaz Patel, Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman and Alex Fraser serve as executive producer.