September 13, 2007 10:45 PM by Joe Blackmon
In the fifth and final season of Queer Eye, Bravo plans to run ten
all-new episodes. The Fab Five of Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom
Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez will all return to
"make-better" their subjects. The season kicks off with a special
premiere episode featuring a "Straight Guy Pageant" hosted by the
legendary Susan Lucci on Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
The pageant will reunite the Fab Five with former cast members of "Queer Eye" to see who has kept up, slacked off and who has gone beyond the "Fabbers" wildest expectations. The premiere will be followed by an all new episode featuring Eric, a small town boy from Denver, who met Tracie, a city girl from New York on Match.com. After six months of emails and phone calls, Eric is finally going to meet Tracie in person with the help of the Fab Five. This all new episode will air following the premiere episode on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Grooming guru Douglas continues to advocate "manscaping," an effort to tame or remove unruly body hair; fashion maven Kressley "tzuj’s" his way to perfection; food and wine expert Allen advises on appropriate food and wine pairings; and culture vulture Rodriguez infuses self-confidence in those who need it most, while interior designer Filicia magically turns a drab room fab.
"’Queer Eye’ refashioned Bravo when it premiered four years ago, and the Fab Five’s areas of expertise are now the tentpoles of Bravo’s programming: fashion, food, beauty, design and pop culture,” said Frances Berwick, Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Programming & Production. "The show continues to combine a rare mix of emotional stories of personal growth, with relevant information on style, cooking and culture, and a liberal dose of humor."