'Queer Eye' returns with nine new episodes beginning February 17
By Reality TV World staff, 02/16/2004
Bravo has announced that Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will begin a run of nine new episodes beginning Tuesday, February 17 at 10 PM ET.
The list of straight guys who will be receiving visits from the "Fab 5" during the run include:
• Ralph, a hard rockin', head-banging radio show host and strip club DJ in dire need of an updated look and a girlfriend he can bring home to mother
• Kevin a stand-up comic with OCD who still manages to be a slob
• Mark, who thinks it just might be time to lose the 10 year-old mullet, muttonchops and handlebar mustache
In March, The "Fab 5" will take on a straight guy of Olympic proportion when they get their hands on 2002 Olympic skating team member and 3-time national pairs figure skating champ John Zimmerman. The newly married skating star will have the honor of being the first athlete to get the 'Queer Eye' treatment.
The February 17 episode will also feature appearances by Motley Crue's Vince Neil and pop singer and Queer Eye soundtrack contributor Kylie Minogue, who will help Carson, Jai, Kyan, Ted and Thom with their show-ending "hip tips."
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 "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.