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'Miami' Advice

Queer Eye guys make over NBC's struggling ''Miami.'' The Fab Five make their acting debut on sitcom ''Good Morning, Miami''

Apparently, NBC thinks there's very little on its schedule that can't be spruced up by the Fab Five style gurus of ''Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.'' The ''Queer Eye'' quintet, whose series is a summer hit on NBC-owned Bravo, have already crossed over to NBC primetime with a couple of imported ''Queer Eye'' episodes, and also gave makeovers to Jay Leno and his ''Tonight Show'' set. Now, they're lending their tastemaking skills to NBC's fictional characters, starting with the network's struggling ''Good Morning, Miami.''

The Fab Five will appear in the Oct. 7 episode as themselves, helping TV morning show producer Jake (Mark Feuerstein) and his hairstylist squeeze Dylan (Ashley Williams) transform their cramped studio apartment into a cozy living space. In case that's not enough fabulousness, the episode will also feature guest appearances by Tiffani Theissen and real-life morning-show gabber Jillian Barberie.

There was more to the guest booking than giving ''Miami'' a ratings makeover, executive producer Bill Prady told the Hollywood Reporter. ''Considering the way we [writers] dress, we were looking for a way to get ourselves made over at the show's expense,'' he said.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2003