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

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)

Joke Productions VH1 Twisted Pictures

Lions Gate Entertainment

Original run October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) – present
External links
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, Gabby West, won a role in Saw 3D.

Season 1

The show was announced in June 2008 and debuted on October 20, 2008. 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. Season 1 ended on December 8, 2008 and Tanedra Howard was crowned Scream Queen and won the "breakout role" 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 New York,
Kylah Kim 9th Texas, Dallas
Jo-Anne Krupa 10th England, Hertfordshire

Season 2

On August 12, 2009, VH1 began casting for a second season of Scream Queens. In her first interview, the season 2 winner said that over 36,000 applicants tried out; filming took place in November and December 2009. Season 2 premiered on August 2, 2010, with the winner gaining a role in Saw 3D, the 2010 entry in the Saw franchise. The winner will star alongside Tanedra Howard, the season one winner who is reprising her role as Simone from Saw VI. John Homa is the only cast member who returned from season one. 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.


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 3

On November 18, 2010, when asked if a season 3 was happening, Sullivan told that "All I can say is that I am contracted for next season, and no one has told me that the next season isn’t happening, so we’ll see!".[19]


Main article: List of Scream Queens episodes==Featured music==

Season 1

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

  • 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 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: "These Are the Days" by Madam Adam

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