Well, this is a little more like it. Though the first promo for Project Runway on Lifetime had me feeling a little nervous, there's a new video out that puts a lot of my concerns at bay. There's Tim Gunn, saying something cheeky. There's Heidi Klum, looking adorable. And there are our 16 new designers, running around like crazy, sniping at each other, and gasping with (horrified?) surprise as Heidi reveals their challenges.
At least from these few minutes of clips, I can't tell much difference between Bravo's Runway and Lifetime's. The workroom looks the same; the runway set seems identical; there's an obligatory champagne toast. Is this a sign Lifetime knows not to mess with a good thing?
This promo also includes clips for Models of the Runway, the new companion series that follows the 16 models fighting to be paired with the winning designer. This is the first footage we've seen of this show, and it's actually getting me pretty excited. I wasn't loving the idea of yet another modeling reality show at first — but these models dish about the behind-the-scenes disasters on Runway, and that alone will get me to tune in.
Both shows premiere Aug. 20, and to check out the latest promo, just
Photo courtesy of Lifetime