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Project Runway Season Five Premieres July 16

Project Runway Fans: Mark Your Calendars!

In the midst of the Top Chef finale last night, Bravo slipped in a little gift for Project Runway fans: a premiere date for the sooner-than-planned season five. July 16 is the day the newest crop of fashion wannabes will start cutting and draping their way toward success.

One change from previous seasons, though: Instead of airing at 10 p.m., Runway will now air at 9. That's because Shear Genius will be taking the 10 p.m. spot starting in two weeks, right after next week's Top Chef reunion. It's going to be strange to have two of Bravo's "big four" reality series (Runway, Shear Genius, Top Chef, Top Design) airing back-to-back on the same night — but it could help Shear Genius if people come for Runway and then don't want to get off the couch.

I'm still a little wary about this season — July is just so soon! I mean, Christian Siriano's 15 minutes aren't even up yet. But on the other hand, it could be the last season of Runway as we know it, on Bravo and with the Magical Elves team behind it. No chance I'm going to miss out, even if I don't quite have my normal Runway craving yet. You?

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