TLC's reality series of fashion faux pas is drawing to a close after ten seasons.
The network announced today that the upcoming tenth season of the fashion makeover series "What Not To Wear" will be its last. "After 10 incredible seasons, we felt that it was the right time to end the series," said TLC exec vp and GM Amy Winter. "[Hosts] Stacy [London] and Clinton [Kelly] have also become two of the most sought after fashion experts and TV personalities in the industry. We’re so proud to have had the two of them along with [makeup artist] Carmindy and [hair stylist] Ted [Gibson] as the glam squad behind this fan-favorite show, and the final episodes will definitely be a celebration of this monumental run."
The final season of the series is scheduled to begin in July, returning to its Friday night timeslot before calling for curtains.
Hosts London and Kelly have won audiences over during their time on the show, conducting 300+ makeovers of the fashion-challenged. London remarked that the ending was bittersweet. "This show changed me and the trajectory of my life," London said. "I've learned so much from all of our contributors over the years. I hope we touched them as much as they touched me. I hope we touched our viewers. (I certainly see our rules in practice every day!) It feels like the end of an era and I look forward to my next chapter. I will always cherish the time I spent on WNTW and be eternally grateful to TLC for a great co-host, amazing crew and an awesome program."
Clinton Kelly agreed, adding "Hosting 'WNTW' has been a life-changing experience. When I got the job, I told everyone I knew that we’d probably do ten episodes, get canceled and I’d go crawling back to my old job in magazine publishing. So, I’m more surprised than anyone that we’ve lasted this long. At first I thought the essence of the show was making snarky remarks about people’s outfits, but as it turns out, 'WNTW' is about taking stock of who you are and communicating that non-verbally to the rest of the world. That’s incredibly empowering.”
The show is an adaptation of the British series of the same name, imported by BBC Worldwide after seven successful seasons across the pond. Jane Tranter, head of BBC Worldwide Productions, remarked of the cancellation, "'What Not to Wear' has had an exceptional run over the past 10 years. Stacy and Clinton have positively impacted the lives of our guests and millions of viewers at home. We are thankful to our entire cast and production crew for their dedicated commitment to continually create and innovate, making this show the best of the best. We look forward to celebrating the series when we return this summer with our final episodes."