Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Heather Dubrow’s hubby himself this week, and he opened up exclusively about the “overwhelmingly positive” response to the show, as well as it’s Season 2 order. “I go on press tours with my wife for Real Housewives and for Botched, and everybody wants to talk about Botched!” Terry quips.
This season has been a dream come true for Dr. Dubrow, who got his start in general surgery “fixing gunshot wounds and removing cancer.” Then he moved to plastic surgery, working on fixing cleft palates, as well as trauma to the face and body. But soon he was strictly pigeonholed into cosmetic work.
“I always felt like it was sort of a waste,” the doctor admits. “Though I do like that it brought great joy to people, I always felt like I wasted all those skills by not helping people that have major problems.”
That’s all changed now, as he’s helping patients with surgery nightmares on his new buddy doc show. But guess what? Season 2 may be even better than the first! “Everyone knows about Botched now, so the second season casting is unbelievable,” Terry reveals. “We’re seeing much more interesting problems, severe problems — crazier people. If people like the first season, they are going to love the second season.”
Though the show’s renewal was just announced, the second season has already kicked off — in fact, they’re “basically doing Seasons 2 and 3 at the same time”! Currently, Doctors Dubrow and Nassif (and the production team) are in the midst of casting five days a week, a hefty task due to the number of cases being brought to them. “We had 150 submissions last season, we’ve got like 20,000 this year. There’s so much to do that we really have to be careful who we pick.”
And if you’re wondering about possible celebrity patients — the duo worked on the eccentric former supermodel and America’s Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson in Season 1 — you are in luck. Terry divulges that “a bunch of celebrities” have reached out, but they’re limiting that number down to just a couple.
“We don’t want to make this a celebrity show because that’s not what it’s about — and they say once you go celebrity, that’s when you’ve jumped the shark,” he dishes. So who might we see? “There might be a Baywatch person. There might be an older one… There is a celebrity who is an enormous vocal fan of Botched — who talks about it on their show all the time — who may participate. None of this is set in stone, of course.”
Ooo, this should be good. Time to start theorizing on who these (potential) mystery patients might be!
Tune in for the Botched season finale on Sunday, August 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET on E!
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