VH1 reveals judging panel for new 'Scream Queens' reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/25/2008
The judging panel for VH1's new Scream Queens reality series will reportedly be pulling double duty.
Writer, director and producer James Gunn, actress Shawnee Smith and acting coach John Homa will all serve as judges for the new reality competition series that will pit aspiring actresses against one another to see who makes the best horror movie victim, The Hollywood Reporterreported Friday.
In addition, Gunn will direct the contestants' performances and Smith will serve as host, according to The Reporter. Homa had previously been announced as the show's acting coach.
None of the aforementioned judges have previous reality credentials, however they all have worked in Hollywood's horror industry. Gunn wrote 2004's Dawn of the Dead and also wrote and directed 2006's Slither, while Smith has appeared in all five Saw movies.
Scream Queens will follow 10 actresses as they compete in a series of challenges designed to test their skills in the horror movie genre, with their progress being judged by Gunn, Smith and Homa.
The show's grand prize winner ultimately receive a "major" role in a horror film from Lionsgate -- Scream Queens' own production company.
VH1 orderedScream Queens last month, and the eight-episode series is currently scheduled to debut in the fall.