On Thursday night at 10 p.m., Lifetime is bringing “Project Runway” back just two months after the conclusion of a soporific season six. Perhaps this new crew can quickly extinguish that stale odor.
Lifetime was kind enough to send me an advance copy of episode one. I won’t give away who was eliminated (not that it matters much in the grand scheme of things), but it isn’t a “I can’t believe they did that!” moment.
Here are some notable things to watch for:
– The network was smart enough to bring the show back to New York City, in part to give judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia a chance to be regular judges again. (When the show was in Los Angeles, they were bit players, forcing the show to rely on lame guest judges.) In a TV Guide interview, both said it was harder to judge when they weren’t seeing the contestants’ work week in and week out and questioned some of the eliminations.
– It looks like “Project Runway” will continue to salt in celebrity guest judges. First