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Watch a clip from Syfy's new set design reality competition show -- EXCLUSIVE

The producers of Syfy’s special effects makeup competition series Face Off  have created Hot Set, a new show that puts the spotlight on another behind-the-scenes craft: production design.

Each week, two on-the-rise designers are challenged to build an entire set from start to finish in just three days.

During the show’s premiere episode, which airs on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the first two contestants go head-to-head to create a foreign planet where an astronaut has crash landed. Armed only with a script that includes a few details about the story that will unfold on their finished sets, contestants Abra Brayman and Craig Pavilionis get down to work.

In this EW exclusive clip, host Ben Mankiewicz discusses the challenge with judges Curt Beech, Lilly Kilvert and Barry Robison — all award-winning production designers — while Brayman and Pavilionis begin to map out their designs. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Hot Set': Host Ben Mankiewicz on Syfy's new behind-the-scenes reality competition

The producers of Syfy’s effects makeup competition series Face Off  have created a new show for the network that puts the spotlight on another behind-the-scenes craft: production design.

The reality series Hot Set — the term used for a movie set that’s ready for filming — which pits on-the-rise production designers against each other to build an entire set from start to finish, begins a six-episode run September 18.

EW caught up with Hot Set host Ben Mankiewicz, who comes from a famous family of Hollywood screenwriters — his grandfather, Herman, wrote Citizen Kane, and his great-uncle Joseph penned All About Eve and Cleopatra — to find out what viewers will learn about set design, how the show differs from the typical reality competition format, and which of the judges he is man-crushing on. READ FULL STORY

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