Carson Kressley's new Lifetime show How to Look Good Naked attracted more 18- to 49-year-old viewers to Lifetime for its Friday premiere than any other reality-show premiere in the cablers almost quarter-of-a-century existence 868,000 of 'em, to be exact. Nearly 450,000 whippersnappers between the ages of 18 to 34 also tuned in, meaning that at this rate, my 11-year-old cousin oughta be in the next target demo by year's end. Ben Katner
After five seasons of keeping a queer eye on messy straight guys, Carson Kressley is turning his attention to the ladies for How to Look Good Naked (tonight at 9 pm/ET, Lifetime). The new makeover show offers women of all sizes tips for accepting their bodies, so we rang up the always-colorful Kressley to chat about his Naked ambition.
TV Guide: Why this show now? Carson Kressley: Because Drew Carey got The Price Is Right. [Laughs] No, when I saw [the U.K. version of Naked], I thought, "Wow, I'd get to do something I always wanted to do — women's makeovers — and help people feel good about themselves." It's a little less superficial.
TV Guide: And it's really emotional. Kressley: There were times, growing up gay, that I didn't love myself. So I
File this one under: "Great Moments, Bad Timing." This Thursday morning in New York City, where temperatures are at a season-low (hence my burly-yet-toasty turtleneck), 160 women (presumably) wearing bathrobes descend upon public transportation and make tracks for Times Square, as part of a guerrilla promotional campaign for Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked, premiering Friday at 9. Already, the cabler is preparing an alternative title to the series: "How to Look Good When Thoroughly Chaffed and Flirting with Hypothermia."Of course this event happens after TV Guide moves offices and I no longer have to walk through Times Square. Again great moment, bad timing.Tomorrow, a crowd of men wearing only trenchcoats will swarm the subway system. We in NYC call that "Friday."