02/07/2012 06:32 pm ET

'Face Off' Renewed: Syfy Orders Season 3

Syfy has renewed its hit reality competition "Face Off." The show, now in its second season, features make-up artists competing for $100,000 in seed money to help further their special effects career. Season 3 is expected to start production in the spring for a summer 2012 premiere.

According to Syfy, "Face Off's" second season premiere on Jan. 11 was watched by 2.5 million viewers.

The Wed., Feb. 8, episode of "Face Off" will feature Vivica A. Fox and "Being Human" star Sam Huntington. LeVar Burton of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame will guest judge on the Wed., Feb. 22 episode. In Burton's episode, the remaining designers will be tasked with creating original alien creatures from series judge Patrick Tatopoulos' sketches. Two people will be eliminated at the end of that episode. Burton will sit on the judging panel alongside three-time Oscar winner Ve Neill and special make-up effects artist Glenn Hetrick.

In addition to the $100,000 prize, the winning artist will win a year's supply of Alcone make up products and a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

"Face Off" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Syfy.