Don’t have the patience to stick with an entire season of America’s Next Top Model? The folks at E! have heard you. Vulture has learned that the cable network is working with Scott Lipps’s Manhattan modeling agency One Management on Scouted, a new reality series in which viewers will get to witness wannabe Giseles and Bars try to make a splash in the modeling business within the course of a single one-hour episode. E! is fast-tracking the project, ordering eight episodes and setting a post-Thanksgiving premiere date of November 28 at 10 p.m. So how will Scouted be different than Top Model? Well, for one thing, it’s not a competition series.
While Scouted clearly isn’t going for the grand competition vibe of Top Model (if anything, the goal is to play up the personal, hopes-and-dreams stories of participants), the folks at the CW will probably take notice of E!’s series anyway. That’s because last May, the network announced plans for a mid-season reality show called Re-Modeled, from Big Brother producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. The C-Dub’s series features industry vet Paul Fisher working with a nationwide network of local modeling agencies as they try to create new stars. Re-Modeled, however, is expected to focus as much on the talent scouts as the aspiring models. No word yet on when the CW will debut its show.