James Hibberd
February 07, 2012 AT 09:54 PM EST

Syfy’s hit competition series Face Off is getting a third round.

Face Off will return for a 10-episode season, showcasing a new group of rising special effects make-up artists competing for the chance to showcase their imagination and creativity (and collect 100k). This week’s episode features appearances by Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day) and Being Human’s Sam Huntington.

Syfy is also set to announce LeVar Burton (Star Trek: TNG) as a guest judge for the episode airing Feb. 22, when the contestants will design aliens based on the work of series judge Patrick Tatopoulos.

Season 2 currently airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. where last month’s premiere generated the show’s biggest number yet — 2.5 million viewers. The first two episodes are averaging 51 percent higher than the first season, so clearly a pickup was fully earned. If you want to apply to be a contestant for season 3, go here. The third season will debut this summer.

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