Gigi Hadid and Tan France are Teaming Up to Host Netflix’s Next in Fashion Season Two

By Carolyn Twersky on January 31, 2022

At this point, Gigi Hadid’s resume must be pages long. She has graced every magazine cover and worked with every major brand through the years, but she is not done taking over the world of fashion. Soon, the model will be able to add host to her long list of accomplishments when she takes over Alexa Chung’s post and joins Queer Eye’s Tan France as the co-host of season two of Netflix’s design competition show, Next in Fashion.

France announced the news of the show’s new season and co-host on Instagram, with a post featuring photos of him and Hadid. “Who would have thought when we met over Facetime 4 years ago (thanks @evachen212) that we’d be hosting NEXT IN FASHION TOGETHER!” France wrote, thanking Instagram’s Eva Chen for the introduction. “You read that right! The secret’s out.” France also revealed that casting for the second season of the show is now officially open for those interested in competing.

Hadid is not a stranger to reality shows. Of course, she basically grew up with her mom on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she has also guest starred on a few other competition shows in her time, including the current season of Project Runway where she was recently a guest judge. Considering Hadid has been surrounded by fashion and beautiful designs for a majority of her life, the new gig is fitting, and really, we should have seen it coming. Last year, the model did tell i-D she felt it was time to pivot away from modeling in order to leave room for “a new face.”

In the interview, Hadid expressed her feelings of accomplishment when it came to her career, explaining that she didn’t need another magazine cover. “Where can I make way for that next generation and focus my energy and time on something else—something that is obviously still in this world but is fulfilling for me, creatively, and different?” While at the time, Hadid was speaking of designing herself, it seems like she has settled up joining in on Netflix’s search for the next big designer in fashion.

As of now, there is no word on when season two of the competition show will air, but since they are just now casting, we probably won’t expect it for awhile. Season one of the show, premiered in January 2020, starring Franc and Alexa Chung. As of now, it is unclear if Chung will be part of season two.

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Next In Fashion Season 2: Gigi Hadid Replaces Alexa Chung On Hit Show

By Natasha Bird on February 4, 2022

This week, Netflix blessed us with the surprise announcement that once-cancelled television show Next In Fashion, is actually going to be renewed after all and this time, with a new host.

When it was axed after the first season, plenty were left feeling quite confused. Next in Fashion had an 85% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which can be pretty hard to come by, plus the 10-episode show saw an impressive roster of celebrity guest-judges sign on for appearances, including global fashion influencer and Instagram maven Eva Chen, prominent fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Kerby Jean-Raymond and Christopher Kane, supermodel Adriana Lima and the legendary Tommy Hilfiger.

tan france, alexa chung and tommy hilfiger on next in fashion
Tan France, Alexa Chung and Tommy Hilfiger on Next In Fashion

 

 

Hosted by Tan and model-cum-fashion designer Alexa Chung, the show gave 18 fashion designers the chance to face off in a range of challenges, with the eventual winner – a designer named Minju Kim – taking home a $250,000 (£185,000) cash prize, plus the chance to sell her designs on Net-A-Porter. It was a pretty big deal, and the competition was fierce!

 

Who Will Host Next In Fashion Season 2?

On Monday, the streaming platform put out a tweet to herald the coming season of the series, with the added reveal that Tan France (of Queer Eye fame) will have a new co-host – none other than 26-year-old supermodel and mother of one, Gigi Hadid.

Posting a picture of the pair posing at the CFDA fashion fund awards in 2019, the tweet read simply: Next in Fashion is coming back — and this season, @TanFrance‘s co-host will be the iconic @GiGiHadid!

Gigi Hadid and Tan France also tagged each other in Instagram posts, announcing their partnership on the project and letting any budding designers know how to apply.

This is the link to apply, if you’re interested.

It won’t be Hadid’s first appearance on a show of this kind, as the model has previously acted in guest judge capacity on similar design competition show Project Runway.

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Gigi Hadid on Project Runway

Viewers are understandably thrilled about the show coming back:

But not everybody was happy to learn that Alexa Chung wouldn’t be making a grand return:

Why is Alexa Chung not hosting Next In Fashion season 2?

Unfortunately we’ve no idea yet as to why season one’s formidable host Alexa Chung won’t be returning as Tan France’s co-host for the next season. The pair had great chemistry, as you can watch for yourself below when ELLE filmed the duo for our fashion game ‘It’s A Mood’.

Many fans of the pair are at least hoping that 38-year-old Chung might make a cameo, perhaps as a guest judge on one of the episodes.

When is Next In Fashion’s release date?

Considering the casting call has just been put out, the show may not have any confirmed contestants yet, which means it can’t begin filming. So we could be waiting a little while for a release date to be announced.

If we’re to judge by the timeline of the first season, Next In Fashion season one finished filming in May 2019, but wasn’t available to watch on Netflix until eight months later, in January 2020. That said, perhaps with learnings from the first round, they might be able to hurry production along a little faster and get season two out before the end of 2022. Here’s hoping!

 

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‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament Of Houses’ Debuts As Cable’s Top New Unscripted Series Of 2021

By Denise Petski and Nellie Andreeva on December 2, 2o21

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses worked some magic on ratings. The Nov. 28 premiere of the four-part Wizarding World fan competition series drew 3.1 million viewers across TBS and Cartoon Network, delivering the most-watched premiere of the year for both WarnerMedia cable networks which simulcast the debut.

On TBS, the 8 p.m. opener drew 2.3 million viewers, 918k in P18-49, 577K P25-54, 100K K2-11 and 103K K9-14, in Live+Same Day, ranking as the top new cable unscripted series premiere of 2021 in P18-49 (L+SD), it was the strongest TBS Original Series premiere — scripted or unscripted —  in nearly three years in P2+ and the strongest TBS Original Series premiere in nearly four years among P18-49.

 

On Cartoon Network, the 8 pm series premiere drew 845K P2+, 299K P18-49, 132K P2-11 and 78K K9-14. The debut episode was up 16% among P2-11 and up 44% among P2+ vs the prior four weeks (38K P2-11 and 214K P2+). It was the best series premiere on Cartoon Network with P18+ since December 2019, and the #1 series premiere on Cartoon Network this year with P18-49.

Hosted by Helen Mirren, the four-part bracket-style quiz competition saw fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World put their knowledge to the test, contending for the honorary title of House Cup champion. Sunday night’s episode saw team Hufflepuff narrowly defeat team Gryffindor.

In the next episode premiering this Sunday, December 5 at 8 pm, fans will get a sneak peek at Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The Max Original retrospective special will reunite Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, filmmaker Chris Columbus and other cast members across all eight Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
 is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon alongside Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool.

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