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We would say it was only a matter of time before Rihanna got her own TV show, but we didn’t really think that was something she was interested in doing. Nevertheless, RiRi has signed a contract for a fashion reality show, on which designers will compete for the unparalleled honor of giving her free clothing.
NBC revealed today that speculation about its new fashion reality show wasn’t all that speculative. Ben Silverman, who brought us The Biggest Loser and The Office, says the network is moving forward with Fashion Star, a Project Runway-esque show that will try to find the next big designer dying to break out of obscurity.
Word on the street is that NBC is casting another (yes, another) fashion reality show from the original producers of Project Runway. It more or less follows the same guidelines as the original show, with a slightly different grand prize: designers compete on a weekly basis to have their line produced for a major national department store. OK. Sounds like fun! Here’s the problem though: it’s totally been done before.
Since the cancellation of The City, there has been no shortage of reality shows hoping to fill its well-heeled (if not entirely truthful) shoes. But while Style.com’s in-the-works docu-series North of Madison has been relegated to the web and Olivia Palermo’s return to the small screen is still but a rumor, none come close to having the pedigree that comes from being produced by R.J. Cutler — the man behind 2009′s critically acclaimed documentary The September Issue.