Project Runway Returns – With Alterations!

06/29/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT

Project Runway Returns – With Alterations!
Say goodbye – or auf wiedersehen … to one-hour episodes of Project Runway.

When the reality show returns to Lifetime July 29 for its eighth season, each episode will be 90 minutes long, according to an AP report. That's 30 more minutes of fashion – and drama.

"We did get always a few complaints from that they wanted to see a little bit more, which we were obviously very excited about," host Heidi Klum says. "So now we have half an hour more."

The show, which spent season 6 in Los Angeles, will stick to New York City but will air an hour earlier at 9 p.m. EST.

But one thing's going to stay the same – it's all about the competition. Up-and-coming designers with dreams of showing collections at New York Fashion Week will demonstrate their creative aesthetic – and haute personalities – in challenges judged by Klum and her panel of judges. The last designer standing will receive a $100,000 prize to launch a clothing line and a fashion spread in Marie Claire.

"We are not like other shows where we are styling them to look a certain way or feeding them lines," Klum says. "It's all real, and like that." –Alison Schwartz

Tell us: Are you excited for the return of Project Runway? What about 90-minute episodes?

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