'Shear' and 'Top' return on Bravo


Bravo has greenlighted second seasons of its reality competition series "Shear Genius" and "Top Design."

Interior design series "Top Design" will get somewhat of a makeover for its second season, Bravo executive vp programming and production Frances Berwick said in making the announcement.

Magical Elves has come on board to produce the hourlong series, which features interior designers, artists and architects vying for a $100,000 grand prize. Magical Elves is the company behind such Bravo series as "Top Chef" and "Project Runway" as well as the upcoming "Step It Up & Dance." Elves' Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz are executive producing.

"Like fashion designers and chefs, interior designers inhabit a rich, visual world that attracts fascinating personalities, so we are really excited to take on the challenge of bringing this successful show to the next level," Cutforth said.

It's unclear whether host Todd Oldham or judges Jonathan Adler, Margaret Russell and Kelly Wearstler will be returning.

Meanwhile, Jaclyn Smith will be back to host the second season of "Shear Genius," in which hairstylists compete for a $100,000 prize. The series is produced by Reveille, with Mark Koops serving as executive producer.

The second seasons of "Design" and "Genius" are set to debut next year. Bravo did not divulge how many episodes of either show it has ordered but said casting will begin on both series in the upcoming weeks.