Lifetime Renews Merge, Head 2 Toe

Lifetime Television has renewed two reality shows for a third season. Getting 13-episode pickups were Merge and Head 2 Toe.

New episodes of Merge, about combining the household possessions of newlyweds, returns with new episodes Jan. 7, 2005, at 11 p.m.

Head 2 Toe, a makeover show in which two women get to change something about the other, returns Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m.

The third-season debut of that show will try to borrow some cachet from another reality offering. Two fans of American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken will get to present their new looks in a face-to-face-to-face meeting with the singer.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.