Tyra Banks Fashions New Reality for The CW
A lowly assistant will become the new face of fierce
The former supermodel and producing partner Ken Mok are reteaming to create an as yet untitled reality series set in the behind-the-scenes world of fashion magazine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series, described as "The Devil Wears Prada" meets "The Asssistant," will allow ambitious assistants to taste what it's like to have heavier responsibilities at a fashion magazine. In each episode, the contestants will meet two challenges: an individual and team competition. Each group will submit a page for "The Book," a mockup of the proposed magazine. The losing team's page will be dumped, and one member will be eliminated.
The winning team's page will be included in "The Book." The ultimate winner of the show will land a job in the fashion industry.
"It is a competition show about aspiring assistants looking to become assistant editors at a fashion magazine," says Mok. "At the same time they're trying to prove themselves as aspiring fashionistas, that they have a sense of style and savvyness, all the things to make it in the fashion world."
So far, The Cw has ordered eight episodes that will begin shooting in April for a late spring or summer debut.
Banks and Mok brought "America's Next Top Model" to UPN, which then merged with The WB to become The CW. The reality series is the network's highest-rated show and premieres its 10th cycle on Wednesday, Feb. 20.