Scream Queens is an American reality TV series on VH1 produced by Joke Productions and Lionsgate Television, which premiered in October 2008. The show chronicles a group of unknown actresses competing for a role in the Saw franchise.
Scream Queens was a reality competition series in which ten unknown actresses per season had to face several varied challenges for seven weeks, in which they had to prove their acting skills. A jury consisting of three show hosts judged the candidates based on their performances. Every week, one participant was eliminated until only three actresses were left, who had to compete against each other in the final. The winner was ultimately crowned Scream Queen and thereby gained a small role in the Saw film series.
The show was announced in June 2008 and premiered on October 20, 2008. In the first season, James Gunn directed the contestants during acting challenges, actress Shawnee Smith served as a mentor, and John Homa provided instructions. All three of them also acted as judges. Season 1 ended on December 8, 2008, when Tanedra Howard was crowned Scream Queen and won the role of Simone in Saw VI.
|Tanedra Howard||Winner||California, Inglewood,|
|Michelle Galdenzi||Runner-Up||Texas, Spring|
|Lindsay Felton||3rd||Washington, Seattle|
|Angela Anderson||4th||California, San Diego|
|Jessica Palette||5th||Massachusetts, Bolton|
|Sarah Agor||6th||New Jersey, Marlboro|
|Lina So||7th||Nevada, Las Vegas|
|Marissa Skell||8th||Islip, New York|
|Kylah Kim||9th||Texas, Dallas|
|Jo-Anne Krupa||10th||England, Hertfordshire|
On August 12, 2009, VH1 began casting actresses for the second season of Scream Queens. Filming took place in November and December 2009. Season 2 premiered on August 2, 2010. The winner would star alongside Tanedra Howard, who reprised her role as Simone in Saw 3D. John Homa was the only cast member who returned from the first season, while Jaime King replaced Shawnee Smith as mentor and Tim Sullivan replaced James Gunn as the director. On July 8, 2010, VH1 released the official iPhone app. In the final of the season, on September 27, 2010, actress Gabby West was crowned Scream Queen and won the role of Kara in Saw 3D.
|Gabby West||Winner||New Mexico, Santa Fe|
|Jessica Ortiz||Runner-Up||Bronx, New York|
|Christine Haeberman||3rd||Porterville, California|
|Tai Davis||4th||Chicago, Illinois|
|Sierra Holmes||5th||Suffern, New York|
|Sarah Alami||6th||Chicago, Illinois|
|Allison Kyler||7th||Hickory, North Carolina|
|Karlie Lewis||8th||New York City, New York|
|Rosanna Pansino||9th||Seattle, Washington|
|Lana Underwood||10th||Santa Monica, California|
In Season 1, the music in each episode was performed by artists signed to Wind-Up Records.
- Episode 1: Angels on the Moon by Thriving Ivory
- Episode 2: Gasoline by Seether
- Episode 3: We Still Dance by Tickle Me Pink
- Episode 4: Mayday (M'aidez) by People In Planes
- Episode 5: Paralyzer by Finger Eleven
- Episode 6: Vampire by People In Planes
- Episode 7: Human by Civil Twilight
- Episode 8: Angels On The Moon by Thriving Ivory
In Season 2, Roadrunner Records replaced Wind-Up Records to feature the music in each episode performed by artists signed to their label.
- Episode 1: These Are the Days by Madam Adam
- Episode 2: You by Black Stone Cherry
- Episode 3: By The Way by Theory of a Deadman
- Episode 4: Never Enough by Taking Dawn
- Episode 5: Wait For Me by Theory of a Deadman
- Episode 6: These Are the Days by Madam Adam
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