The CW moves up debut of new 'Stylista' reality series to October 22
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/22/2008
The CW has announced Stylista, a new reality competition series for aspiring fashion magazine editors, will premiere a week earlier than originally planned.
Stylista will now debut Wednesday, October 22 at 9PM ET/PT instead of on October 29.
Billed as "The Devil Wears Prada reinvented as a reality series," Stylista will begin with 11 fashion enthusiasts. Each week they'll compete in two different challenges -- an assistant task and a fashion editorial assignment.
Elle fashion news director Anne Slowey -- who has previously appeared on Project Runway as a guest judge -- and the magazine's creative director Joe Zee will serve as Stylista mentors, with Slowey responsible for eliminating a contestant each week.
Stylista's grand-prize winner will receive a paid, year-long Elle editorial position, a paid lease on a Manhattan apartment for a year, and a $100,000 clothing allowance at H&M.
The CW ordered the eight-episode series earlier this year. It is a collaboration from Project Runway developer Eli Holzman and executive producers Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber and America's Next Top Model creator Tyra Banks and executive producer Ken Mok.