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Scream Queens is an American reality TV series on VH1 produced by Joke Productions and Lionsgate Television, premiering 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. Ultimately, the winner was crowned Scream Queen and gained a small role in the Saw film series.

Season 1

The show was announced in June 2008 and premiered on October 20, 2008. James Gunn directed the contestants during acting challenges in the first season, while 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.


Name Eliminated Hometown
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

Season 2

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.


Name Eliminated Hometown
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


Season 1

In Season 1, artists signed to Wind-Up Records performed the music in each episode.

  • 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

Season 2

In Season 2, Roadrunner Records replaced Wind-Up Records to feature music 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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