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'The Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson to guest judge on Syfy's 'Face Off'

by jmaloni


Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm

Actor joins all-star lineup of award-winning guests for season 8

Josh Hutcherson, star of "The Hunger Games" franchise, will guest judge on Syfy's critically acclaimed reality competition series "Face Off" - the network's most watched unscripted series - in this season's third episode, "Let the Games Begin," airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (9 p.m.).

Hutcherson will join "The Hunger Games" makeup department head Ve Neill and her fellow judges (Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page) to critique the contestants' cinema-inspired deadly predator creature designs.

As previously announced, seven-time Academy Award-winner and makeup legend Rick Baker (makeup artist for "American Werewolf in London," "The Men in Black" trilogy, Michael Jackson's "Thriller," "Planet of the Apes") will appear in the season's first two episodes, first mentoring the artists and then appearing as a guest judge.

"Face Off" will return Tuesday, Jan. 13 (9 p.m.) for an action-packed eighth season themed "Return of the Champions." In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (season two), Anthony Kosar (season four) and Laura Tyler (season five), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

Additionally, the season eight premiere will be super-sized over two episodes. At the end of the premiere, host McKenzie Westmore delivers a challenge twist in lieu of an elimination, forcing the action of the premiere to carry over into the next week's episode.

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