Lifetime Adds Pair to Fridays

Lifetime is adding two new reality shows — one with party planners and another with matchmakers — for the second season of its new Friday night reality block, starting Jan. 4.

It's My Party, featuring party planner Brian Dobbin, and Matt Titus: Matchmaker will follow the previously announced How to Look Good Naked, with Carson Kressley, forming a 9-11 p.m. ET/PT block.

“Following the holiday season when everyone has celebrated a little too much, viewers will see how to change their body image with Carson Kressley, learn how to find a date with Matt Titus and witness how to throw an extravagant party with Brian Dobbin,” Lifetime president of entertainment Susanne Daniels said in a statement.

Daniels is following up on Lifetime's biggest hit to date: this past summer's Army Wives, which returns for a second season this spring.

The first season of the block kicks off this Friday (Oct. 12) at 9 p.m. with the return of Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, followed by the premiere of America's Psychic Challenge at 10 p.m.

The Kressley Show, announced at the Television Critics Association gathering in July, will air at 9 p.m., followed by Titus at 9:30 and back-to-back episodes of It's My Party. Lifetime ordered 14 episodes of It's My Party and seven episodes of Titus. It ordered eight episodes of How to Look Good Naked to make up the second season of the reality block.

It's My Party follows elite party planners who throw extravagant, excessive parties and events for extremely wealthy clients.

Matt Titus: Matchmaker stars the relationship expert and “dating agent” who matches both straight and gay singles in New York City.

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