via press release:
TLC's "WHAT NOT TO WEAR" RETURNS FOR A 9th SEASON
(New York, NY) TLC's WHAT NOT TO WEAR returns with more life-changing makeovers as the network announces that the hit series has been renewed for a 9th season. Each week, TLC resident fashion experts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly face an assortment of fashionably challenged contributors, providing them with invaluable fashion advice and life-changing transformations, inside and out. Season 9 is scheduled to premiere in August 2011. The network has ordered 26 episodes. Season 8 premiere episodes achieved an average of 1.2 million P2+ viewers.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC.
TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites Jon & Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big World, What Not to Wear, 19 Kids and Counting, Say Yes to the Dress, and LA Ink. TLC added to its menu of programming with Cake Boss and Ultimate Cake Off, and continues to expand into the food genre. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story. The channel is available in more than 98 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks. BBC Worldwide Productions will premiere the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars this month on ABC.