October 11, 2008

‘Top Model’ Spinoff to Walk Runway

Executives at The CW say a spinoff of the U.S. TV network's hit series, "America's Next Top Model," will begin production soon.

The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that network executives have ordered a pilot episode of "Operation Fabulous," which will feature "Top Model" mainstays Jay Manuel and J. Alexander.

The new fashion-based reality series will follow its two stars as they attempt to transform five participants into high-fashion stars.

"Model" host Tyra Banks will be the executive producer for "Fabulous" through her Bankable Productions, while "Model" co-chief Ken Mok will earn executive producer credits through 10x10 Entertainment.

Kristina Productions will also help produce the pilot for the third fashion-themed series from Banks and Mok, the Reporter said.

The trade publication noted the fashion pair already work together on "Model" and have combined their talents for the upcoming new CW series, "Stylista."