CW refreshes makeovers


The CW wants to give makeover reality shows a makeover.

The network has ordered a one-hour pilot titled "Styledome" that combines the traditional beauty makeover series with a race-against-the-clock competition show.

Each week, a trio of contestants must select a celebrity stylist from a lineup and compete in challenges and makeover drills to reinvent the contestant's look and confront issues holding them back in life. At the reveal, a live audience votes on which contestant benefited the most from the makeover.

The project was created by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun and produced by production companies BermanBraun ("Duel") and Super Delicious ("Manswers," "Amneisa").

In addition to "Styledome," the CW also has a previously reported reality pilot from producers Tyra Banks and Ken Mok in which contestants vie to become assistant editors at a fashion magazine. The network also has "13," a reality horror series set for the summer.