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