Males have dominated hip-hop, but gals are staking a claim in the genre. This docuseries -- whose producers include Grammy-winner T.I. -- showcases some women chasing dreams of being names in the rap game. Although the music business is a competition, the featured "femcees" have built a sisterhood that they want to continue while succeeding professionally. Music lifer Brianna Perry refuses to compromise femininity; former Crime Mob member Diamond hopes to expand beyond her music career; and gay Siya intends to remain unique.
This hourlong reality show, from the producers of "Jersey Shore," examines what goes on after hours at two of the most popular tattoo shops in Los Angeles: House of Ink, in the heart of the Venice boardwalk, and Ink Kandy, located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Outrageous clients come into the shops late at night with unusual requests for tattoos and piercings, including a man who wants a bat tattoo on his face, and a couple who just met and are in search of matching tattoos to express their love. The staffers at the shops include a New Jersey native who got his start in the industry cleaning a tattoo parlor, and an experienced artist who has a roster of celebrity clients that includes actress Angie Harmon.
Cosplay -- the practice of dressing up as characters from movies, books or video games -- is a popular activity in the sci-fi community. People transform themselves into pop culture-inspired creations, often with an emphasis on anime characters. Usually, it's just for fun and playful contests, but on "Cosplay Melee," the perfect costume can be worth $10,000 to a cosplayer. Each episode sees four contestants creating full costumes and character origin stories, then hitting the runway in an attempt to impress the judges, who are world-class cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp and costume creator Christian Beckman, by looking -- and acting -- the part. Whoever the judges feel most embodies the character is proclaimed the winner and earns the grand prize. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community") hosts the show that Syfy says compares to reality show "Face Off" but "with a triple dose of adrenaline."
Although not necessarily a household name nationwide, Kim Kimble is one of the biggest names in Hollywood when it comes to hair. The celebrity hairstylist comes up with the hairstyles worn by many on Hollywood's A-list, including Grammy-winning singers Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Shakira. Her clientele also includes the not-so-famous through her successful retail product line and the exclusive Hollywood salon that she runs, Kimble Hair Studio. Staffed by talented but high-strung stylists, the salon is at the crux of this reality series that documents the stylists' fierce rivalry and desire to be on top. Also featured in the series is Kim's mother, Jasmine, a hairstylist and salon owner herself who encouraged her daughter to follow in the family's hairdressing legacy after recognizing Kim's talent at an early age.