NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This is not your grandmother's gardening show! "The Arrangement," the first-ever floral design competition series, shows what it takes to be a master in the cutthroat business of extreme floral design. With high stakes challenges, colorful contestants and explosive conflicts, "The Arrangement" reveals that surviving the world of floral design is far from "tip-toeing through the tulips." The eight-episode, one-hour series, "The Arrangement," premieres on Logo Monday, October 4th at 11/10c.
"The Arrangement" pits ten talented designers against each other in a series of over-the-top challenges that demand using flowers in entirely unexpected ways. From naked models, to drag queens, to Smart Cars, each challenge will be more fiercely outrageous than the last. Expect this series to highlight the camp and drama of each challenge in full bloom.
Eric Buterbaugh will serve as "Head Judge." Buterbaugh has the reputation as "America's premier floral designer" with his highly sought-after establishment at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. His celebrity client list ranges from Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, the President of the United States to the Queen of England (the only American to design for Her Majesty).
In addition, renowned screenwriter and The New York Times best-selling author, Gigi Levangie Grazer, will host "The Arrangement" and participate as one of the judges. Grazer's Hollywood insider know-how from screenwriting "Stepmom" (starring Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts) and 'A-list' success with her best-selling novels ("The Starter Wife," "Queen Takes King") offers her the talent and eye to decide what Hollywood wants in a prized floral designer.
Each weekly challenge will offer a celebrity guest judge to help Eric and Gigi decide which contestant will be eliminated. This season will feature appearances by Nancy O'Dell, Antonio Sabato Jr., Omarosa, RuPaul, Nick Verreos, Traver Rains, Shanna Moakler, Tatiana Byron, and LaLa Vasquez.
Judged on their artistry, resourcefulness, and execution, contestants will flex their muscle to "mow down" the competition. In the end, only one contestant will be crowned "America's Best Floral Designer" and win a prize package of a Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe and $25,000. Who will be "weeded" from "The Arrangement" and who will win as floral design's newest star?
The ten contestants set to face off on "The Arrangement" are: Anil Pacecho (Orange County, CA), Bonnie Kim (Los Angeles, CA), Derek Woodruff (Traverse City, MI), Eddie Zaratsian (Los Angeles, CA), Gloria Baker (Chicago, IL), Guillermo Del Pero (Pasadena, CA), Jenny Barker (Redondo Beach, CA), Russ Phillip (Chicago, IL), Tara Cottrell (Pasadena, CA), Tenley Young (Burbank, CA).
"The Arrangement" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell serving as Executive Producers. Joe Del Hierro and David Stanley also serve as Executive Producers. Scott Shatsky and Craig Browner serve as Co-Executive Producers. Dave Mace and Pamela Post serve as Executive Producers for Logo.
Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) for gays and lesbians, their families and friends. Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 46 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365Gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER:
World of Wonder (WOW) was founded by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in 1990. Since then the company has amassed a library of branded properties across all platforms, including such well known films as "Party Monster," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "Inside Deep Throat" and television shows "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," "Million Dollar Listing," "RuPaul's Drag Race," "Fantasia for Real," "Man Shops Globe" and the entertainment blog The WOW Report (www.worldofwonder.net).