The brand new Freeform actuality competitors is Wrap Battle. (Picture by Kelsey McNeal / Freeform)
I’ve a weak level for actuality tv competitions with festive themes, and I want there have been extra of them exterior the cooking competitions on the Meals Community. ABC has The Great Christmas Light Fighthowever truTV wonderfully cheerful Santas in the barn It solely lasted one season.
This winter we can have an abbreviated holiday version of NBC Doing it, and likewise a brand new competitors within the Disney Freeform cable community: Cross battle, a contest about present wrapping.
I hope the title phrase sport is a sign of its tone. The sequence comes from the producers of Skin wars Y Window Warriors, which had been two competitions that I actually loved. And one of many judges of Window WarriorsCarson Kressley may also decide this present, which is one other nice signal.
Cross battle it’s going to have solely six episodes and 9 contestants, who compete "in challenges that vary from creating essentially the most exaggerated present basket to wrapping a number of the most scandalous gadgets," in accordance with Freeform.
They may compete for $ 50,00zero or, sorry, a prize "valued at $ 50,00zero," in accordance with Freeform, which is seemingly not gifting away as a lot money. As a substitute, they’ll get this product placement prize package deal:
“In an unprecedented collaboration with Paper Supply, the winner of Wrap Battle will obtain a singular alternative within the lifetime of designing their very own personalised wrapping paper to promote in not less than 120 shops throughout the nation. As well as, the winner can showcase their expertise at The SoNo Assortment, the distinctive purchasing vacation spot of Brookfield Properties in Norwalk, Connecticut, designed to have a good time style, artwork and tradition. The winner might be a part of the primary occasion of the brand new and interactive trip expertise and can obtain a $ 1,00zero purchasing spree for The SoNo Assortment. "
Wrap Battle Judges and Visitor Judges
Carson Kressly will decide Cross battle together with Wanda Wen, who based the paper firm Soolip.
The host is The dialog co-host and comic Sheryl Underwood.
Freeform additionally introduced these "well-known visitor judges":
- Meals Community star Sandra Lee
- Vanderpump Guidelines star Lala Kent
- Designer Sabrina Soto, who judged the primary two seasons of The Nice Christmas Gentle Combat
- Tony winner and Broadway producer Sweet Spelling
- actor Sherry Cola, protagonist of Freeform’s Good drawback
- actor Diggy Simmons, protagonist of Freeform’s grownup
This system will air this December on Freeform.
The community has been out of the sport and not using a script in recent times, not less than since 2016 Ben and Lauren: Joyful ceaselessly?, a follow-up of a season's diploma, and Squad of Pleasure, a Canadian sequence that additionally aired; earlier than that it was 2015 Startup U.