Lifetime plans All-Star kickoff for “Project Runway”


The debut of “Project Runway” on its new network, Lifetime Television, will feature eight former fan favorites and Project Runway superstars returning to the catwalk to compete against one another in the two-hour special, “Project Runway: All-Star Challenge.”  The new season gets underway on August 20th.

The two-hour All-Star competition premieres at 8:00 pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the premiere of the sixth season of “Project Runway” at 10:00 pm ET/PT, then the debut of the all-new companion series, “Models of the Runway” at 11:00 pm ET/PT.

Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, Project Run way provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eye of mentor and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn.

Models of the Runway will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the reality competition – from the models’ perspective.  Viewers can experience the drama, anxiety, joys, tears and frustrations as the models themselves face elimination each week and compete for a cash prize and photo spread in Marie Claire magazine.

Produced by The Weinstein Company, Miramax Films, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture Productions, Project Runway and Models of the Runway are executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company, and Jon Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim-Murray Productions.  Heidi Klum; Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Productions also executive produce both series.  Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.