If you've been watching SyFy's reality competition series Face Off and been wishing it was happening in real time, well, here's your opportunity. The series, whose third season kicks off August 21, is unfortunately not about John Travolta and Nicholas Cage competing to see whose career dies first (but oh, what a great show that would be).
No, Face Off is a competition between make-up/prosthetic artists, who compete against each other to create weird sci-fi/fantasy creatures. It's a pretty cool show, and audiences have responded to it well. According to a press release, "the second season finale of Face Off became the most watched unscripted telecast in Syfy’s nearly 20-year history, transforming 3.58 million total viewers. . . This also established a Syfy original series record – for scripted and unscripted programs – for most Adults 18-34 viewers with 1.01 million."
It's a recipe for success for SyFy, who plant to finish off the show's third season with a live broadcast from Los Angeles -- on Halloween night. And what's more? Viewers get to choose the winner! Here's what the press release says:
For the first time, America’s voice will be heard as viewers will make the final choice for the season three champion via a live voting feature that will be available immediately following the October 30 episode. McKenzie Westmore will host the special event and reunite the contestants, including the three finalists who will find out live if they garnered enough viewer votes to win the season.
Sound exciting? You bet.
Face Off will premiere its third season on August 21, with the challenge of the week being for contestants to design an original creature based off the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. If that doesn't pique your interest enough, maybe the fact that the episode features Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin will.
Astin will serve as a guest judge for the episode; other confirmed guest judges for the season include Kevin Smith (director Clerks), Gale Anne Hurd (executive producer of The Walking Dead), Matthew Wood (General Grievous from Star Wars), and Paul WS Anderson (director of Alien Vs. Predator).
Will you be tuning in?