New York's Fashion Week is just months away and that means that a new season of Project Runway is getting ready to unfold over on the Lifetime Network. This season, however, there will be more angst, more drama, and more tears for viewers to needle their way into as the successful reality competition lengthens to 90 minutes.
According to the Associated Press, host Heidi Klum is very happy about the additional thirty minutes of airtime and stated that fans have been wanting to see more of the contestants in the workroom as they go through the entire process of creating their pieces.
The question now becomes what will happen to the entertaining Models of the Runway, which for the last two seasons has followed Project Runway. The evening could get crowded since Lifetime is also adding a new show to the fashion mix.
As announced in late May, Project Runway's quirky Santino Rice, the runner up in its second season, and unique stylist, Austin Scarlet, the fourth place finisher from the show's premier season, are teaming up for an as yet unnamed show where they look for women in need of a makeover. It sounds somewhat like a variation of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
So, are the models out and the fashion makeovers in, or will there be room for both? To work, Models has to follow Project Runway, which will move up an hour and start at 9 instead of its previous 10pm hour. Perhaps instead of rerunning the show back to back, Lifetime will chose to separate those with the Rice/Scarlet show, or maybe it will air on its own on another night. Another possibility would be to incorporate Models into the new 90-minute format, though to do that would negate the expanded time in the workroom.
The answers will be revealed by July 29 when Project Runway begins its eighth season.