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Tuesday July 1, 2008 2:46 pm

Bravo Steals Another Reality Idea

Tabatha Coffey on Shear GeniusAs much as I love , am I the only one getting tired of their FOX reality rip-offs?

Today, the cable channel announced that it is producing a spinoff for one of Shear Genius‘s competitors from last season. Later this summer, the cameras will be following Tabatha Coffey as she “visits struggling salons in the Los Angeles and New York areas and literally takes over the establishments to whip them into shape.” While some may say a show about hair stylists has nothing to do with FOX, I say this production smells exactly like .

In fact, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover would be the second time Bravo has adopted a concept already seen on that other network. Hell’s Kitchen debuted in May 2005 while Top Chef coincidentally appeared in March 2006. And how about ? That reality hit program played a part in Step It Up & Dance‘s debut this year.

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So will Project Runway‘s eventual departure force Bravo to steal from someplace else? Well given that the network already has plans for a Top Chef spinoff, it sounds like they’re getting pretty desperate over there.

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover will debut Thursday, August 21 at 10:00. Until then, you can catch the second season of on Wednesdays @ 10:00.

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