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Syfy Renews 'Face Off,' 'Mad Men' and 'FNL' Faves Book TV Roles and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 16th 2011 6:00PM
Face OffSyfy announced today that it's bringing back 'Face Off,' its reality competition to find Hollywood's best special effects makeup artists.

The show's first season averaged 1.4 million viewers, Deadline reports.

'Face Off' pits a combination of seasoned Hollywood pros and up-and-coming artists against each other in a series of timed challenges, TV Squad's own Mike Moody explained at the beginning of the season. The winner walked away with $1,000,000 and a year's worth of professional makeup supplies.

In other TV news ...

Disney has anointed the new heir to Miley Cyrus' crown: Debby Ryan. The 'Suite Life' starlet is the latest actress to get her own show on the channel. 'Jessie' follows a teenager from Texas who moves to New York and becomes an au pair for a wealthy family. [The Hollywood Reporter]

'Mad Men' still isn't officially coming back, but Rich Sommer has booked a guest role in the meantime. The man also known as Harry Crane will appear in an upcoming episode of 'Nikita' as an electrical engineer and CIA consultant who helps Nikita break into Division. [TV Line]

Recent 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Chuck' guest star Lauren Cohan has scored her own CW show. The actress will play a young female attorney who tackles cases with a former angel. '90210' star Ryan Eggold has also landed a lead role. Meanwhile, 'Gossip Girl' guest star Kevin Zegers will play one of the leads on Josh Schwartz's 'Georgetown' pilot. [Deadline]

Speaking of TV faves, 'Friday Night Lights' and 'The Good Wife' alum Scott Porter has landed a lead in Josh Schwartz's 'Hart of Dixie' pilot. He'll presumably woo Rachel Bilson, a big-city doctor who takes over a medical practice in the country. [TV Line]

'America's Next Top Model' is switching time slots. Beginning April 20, The CW's long-running reality series will air one hour later, at 9PM, on Wednesdays. [Deadline]

Need your Royal Wedding fix in real time? BBC America announced that it will air the BBC's live feed of the upcoming nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton. [THR]

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is developing a drama about rural life with HBO. The actor's 'Upstate' is about a man who relocates his family to the country. [Deadline]

The live Sheen-stravaganza has expanded to more cities. Charlie Sheen will now visit New York and Boston, among other U.S. cities, on his live tour. [THR]

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