CW Moves Up 'Stylista' Premiere
Tyra Banks-produced show will now premiere Oct. 22
The network has moved the premiere date of its competition show "Stylista" to Wednesday, Oct. 22. That's a week earlier than originally planned, and will allow the show to fit all eight of its episodes in before the holiday season.
"Stylista" will air at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, pairing with the 11th cycle of "Top Model" in the fall (encores of "90210" will fill the spot early in the season). Tyra Banks and Ken Mok are executive producers of both shows, and are joined on "Stylista" by Eli Holzman, Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha.
The show features 11 people vying for an editorial position at Elle magazine. They'll work under the guidance of Anne Slowey, the magazine's fashion news director, and perform a variety of tasks ranging from menial, coffee-run duties to designing editorial spreads for the magazine.
After consulting with creative director Joe Zee, Slowey will fire one candidate each episode. The winner gets a job at Elle, a one-year paid lease on a Manhattan apartment and a clothing allowance from H&M. The total package is worth $100,000.