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Scream Queens
Genre Reality competition
Created by Jim Ackerman (concept)
Presented by Shawnee Smith (2008)
Jaime King (2010)
Judges James Gunn (2008)
John Homa
Tim Sullivan (2010)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joke Fincioen[1]
Biago Messina
For Vh1:
Dave Hamilton
Jim Ackerman
Jeff Olde
Producer(s) Peter Spoerri
Cinematography Adam Sampson
Running time 44 minutes (with commercials)
Production company(s) Lionsgate Television
Joke Productions
Twisted Pictures
Original run October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) – present
External links
Official website
Production website

Scream Queens is an American reality series on VH1 produced by Joke Productions and Lionsgate Television that premiered in October 2008. The show chronicles a group of unknown actresses competing for a role in the Saw franchise. Tanedra Howard won the first season and gained a role in Saw VI. The second season began airing on August 2, 2010 and the winner will gain a role in Saw 3D.


Season 1

The show was announced in June 2008 and debuted on October 20, 2008.[2] In the first season James Gunn directed contestants during acting challenges, Shawnee Smith acted as a mentor, while John Homa provided instruction — and all three also acted as judges.[3] Season 1 ended on December 8, 2008 and Tanedra Howard was crowned Scream Queen and won the "breakout role" in Saw VI.[4]


Name Eliminated Hometown
Howard, TanedraTanedra Howard Winner California, Inglewood,Inglewood, California
Galdenzi, MichelleMichelle Galdenzi Runner-Up Texas, Spring,Spring, Texas
Felton, LindsayLindsay Felton 8th Washington, Seattle,Seattle, Washington
Angela Anderson 7th California, San Diego,San Diego, California
Jessica Palette 6th Massachusetts, Bolton,Bolton, Massachusetts
Sarah Agor 5th New Jersey, Marlboro,Marlboro, New Jersey
Lina So 4th Nevada, Las Vegas,Las Vegas, Nevada
Marissa Skell 3rd New York, Islip,Islip, New York
Kylah Kim 2nd Texas, Dallas,Dallas, Texas
Jo-Anne Krupa 1st England, Hertfordshire,Hertfordshire, England

Season 2

On August 12, 2009, VH1 began casting for a second season of Scream Queens.[5] In her first interview, the season 2 winner said that over 36,000 applicants tried out; filming took place in November and December 2009.[6] Season 2 premiered on August 2, 2010, with the winner gaining a role in Saw 3D, the 2010 entry in the Saw franchise.[7] The winner will star alongside Tanedra Howard, the season one winner who is reprising her role as Simone from Saw VI.[8][9] John Homa is the only cast member who returned from season one.[10] Jaime King replaced Shawnee Smith as mentor, and Tim Sullivan replaced James Gunn as the director.[11] On July 8, 2010 VH1 released the official iPhone app.[12]


Name Eliminated Hometown
West, GabbyGabby West[13] Winner New Mexico, Santa Fe,Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jessica Ortiz[14] Runner-Up New York, Bronx,Bronx, New York
Christine Haeberman[15] 8th California, Porterville,Porterville, California
Tai Davis[16] 7th Illinois, Chicago,Chicago, Illinois
Sierra Holmes 6th New York, Suffern,Suffern, New York
Sarah Alami 5th Illinois, Chicago,Chicago, Illinois
Allison Kyler[17] 4th North Carolina, Hickory,Hickory, North Carolina
Karlie Lewis 3rd New York, New York City,New York City, New York
Rosanna Pansino[18] 2nd Washington, Seattle,Seattle, Washington
Lana Underwood 1st California, Santa Monica,Santa Monica, California


Featured music

Season 1

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

Season 2

In Season 2, Roadrunner Records replaced Wind-Up Records to feature 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: none
  • Episode 7: none
  • Episode 8: "These Are the Days" by Madam Adam


  1. ^ "VH1 greenlights 'Scream Queens'". The Hollywood Reporter: 5. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wannabe "Scream Queens" to vie for horror role". Hollywood Reporter. Reuters. June 10, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gunn and Smith Join VH1's 'Scream Queens'". July 25, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2010-10-27. 
  4. ^ Leon, Kris De (December 09, 2008). "Tanedra Howard Wins VH1's 'Scream Queens'". Retrieved December 12, 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Scream Queens 2: Now Casting!". VH1. VH1 blog. August 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  6. ^ "Interview: VH1’s Scream Queens 2 – The Winner!". Action Flick Chick. August 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  7. ^ Patterson, Marc (November 19, 2009). "Tim Sullivan to Direct VH1’s ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2". Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Sullivan To Judge on 'Scream Queens' Season 2". Horror Asylum. November 19, 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Scream Queens 2 – Images and Premiere Date". DreadCentral (CraveOnline Media). June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ "A Search For Authenticity on the Set of 'Scream Queens' Season 2". December 30, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ Dread Central (July 07, 2010). "Scream Queens 2 Supertrailer Now Live!". Retrieved July 07, 07. 
  12. ^ Dread Central (July 09, 2010). "Get the Scream Queens iPhone App!". Retrieved July 07, 09. 
  13. ^ Morast, Robert (July 23, 2010). "ND woman vies for horror crown". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ Larsen, Peter (1 August 2010). "TV contestant dreams of horror, Hollywood ; Irvine woman vies for a role in 'Saw 3D' on the VH1 series 'Scream Queens.'". The Orange County Register. 
  15. ^ Madrid, Denise (August 2, 2010). "Porterville native competes for 'Scream Queens' crown". The Porterville Recorder. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ Garske, Monica (13 August 2010). "'Scream Queens 2' Contestants Dying to Be Killed". AOL News. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  17. ^ Robinson, Ragan (August 2, 2010). "Actress tries to scare up movie role". Hickory Daily Record. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  18. ^ Shay, Steve (July 20, 2010). "Rising Hollywood star credits West Seattle High School drama teacher". West Seattle Herald. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 

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