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MORE SURPRISES, CELEBRITY GUESTS, AND BRIDAL BLISS ON SEASON 13 OF TLC’S SAY YES TO THE DRESS
New season premieres on Friday, March 6th at 10/9c with Kathy Griffin
New York, NY – With spring around the corner, wedding bells are back in NY as the original SAY YES TO THE DRESS returns to Friday nights. On March 6th at 10/9c, TLC premieres season 13 of the fan-favorite series with comedian and host of E!’s “Fashion Police”, Kathy Griffin. Tiffany, Kathy’s former assistant and longtime friend, is devastated to learn that the comic can no longer make her appointment. Little does she know that Kathy is waiting to surprise her and act as her personal fashion police. Premiere night also takes viewers outside of Kleinfeld to the red carpet premiere of the Broadway show “Honeymoon in Vegas.” In this episode, Randy and designer Pnina Tornai join star Brynn O’Malley in search of a dance-friendly gown for the show. Tony Danza and the rest of his Broadway team test drive several options, but when nothing seems right, Pnina agrees to design a custom gown which will debut on opening night.
Season 13 features a unique lineup of guest appearances. It is not unusual to have an outspoken entourage accompany a bride to her appointment. With Melissa Sorrentino (sister of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino) and her blathering crew in tow, the spotlight ends up on the family and not on the bride. Will Melissa and the whole family be stunned when Mom picks out a beautiful ball gown? Other guest appearances this season include Kevin Jonas’ wife Danielle as she accompanies her friend Elizabeth Tamburelli; fashion host for Huffington Post Live and bride-to-be Caitlyn Becker; and Law & Order: SVU regular Tamara Tunie with her engaged daughter. Acrobat and daredevil Nik Wallenda and wife Erendira also pay a visit to Kleinfeld, as Erendira searches for the perfect vow renewal dress. But will Nik pick a dress that is too revealing for his wife?
Throughout the new season, brides continue to visit Kleinfeld from all over the country in search of the perfect gown. While one bride is in search of an embellished “classy porn star” look, another bride finds a dress that’s $7,000 over her price point. In another special episode, the salon is closed and Kleinfeld opens its doors to only top-paying VIP clientele. These brides come inside to shop for spectacular gowns, and with Pnina’s help two brides walk away with custom creations.
Viewers will also be able to participate in March MadDRESS throughout the season. 16 fabulous dresses are going head to head and only one gown will walk down the championship aisle. Starting March 13th, fans decide which gowns will move on to the next round by casting their votes on the Say Yes to the Dress Facebook page. Viewers can play along by tuning in every Friday for live results.
Shot inside the world’s premier bridal salon, Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC, SAY YES TO THE DRESS goes behind-the-scenes and uncovers the hurdles every staff member faces to make each bride completely satisfied on what may be the single most important day of her life.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS is produced by Half Yard Productions for TLC.
Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, the network celebrates the reality that “everyone needs a little TLC.” TLC’s hit series share everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments such as wedding-themed programs anchored by Say Yes To The Dress. In 2014, TLC was a top 10 cable network with women, with 30 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including two series that averaged 3 million P2+ viewers or more: 19 Kids and Counting and The Little Couple.
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