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Lifetime to air 'Project Runway' All-Star Challenge

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Santino-Rice_l Kicking off its sixth season, Project Runway will welcome back eight superstar designers from years past, including Santino Rice (pictured), Jeffrey Sebelia and Sweet P,  for a special two-hour “All-Star Challenge.” Prior to Lifetime’s Project Runway season premiere and the series premiere of Models of the Runway on Aug. 20, the Runway alums will match wits and fashions to compete for a $100,000 cash prize. Lifetime’s entire release, after the jump.

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Unprecedented Special Event to Air at 8:00PM ET/PT and Feature
Designers from Previous Seasons

Special to be Followed by the Season Six Premiere of PROJECT RUNWAY at 10PM ET/PT
and the Debut of the All-New Companion Series MODELS OF THE RUNWAY at 11PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 22, 2009) – For the first time in Project Runway history, eight former fan favorites and Project Runway superstars are returning to the catwalk to compete against one another in the two-hour special, Project Runway: All-Star Challenge.  The spirited competition premieres Thursday, August 20, at 8PM ET/PT and will be followed by the highly anticipated premiere of the sixth season of Project Runway at 10PM ET/PT and the debut of the all-new companion series, Models of the Runway, at 11PM ET/PT.  The announcement was made today by Lifetime Television and The Weinstein Company.

At stake for the designers are not only the ultimate bragging rights, but also a $100,000 cash prize.  Will the designers be up to the challenge of returning to the workroom, working under the “Gunn” (as in Tim Gunn) to create a successful fashion line?  Are they ready to, once again, face the critiques of Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, as they showcase their creations?  

The designers competing in Project Runway: All-Star Challenge are as follows:
Daniel Vosovic, Season 2
Santino Rice, Season 2
Jeffrey Sebelia, Season 3
Uli Herzner, Season 3
Mychael Knight, Season 3
Chris March, Season 4
Sweet P, Season 4
Korto Momolu, Season 5

ABOUT PROJECT RUNWAY AND MODELS OF THE RUNWAY
Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, the hit series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eye of mentor and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn.  The wildly successful competition reality series has proven to be one of television’s most talked about shows and was the highest rated unscripted competition on all of cable for 2008.  

Models of the Runway, an exciting new companion series to Project Runway, will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the reality competition – from the models’ perspective.  Viewers can experience the drama, anxiety, joys, tears and frustrations as the models themselves face elimination each week and compete for a cash prize and photo spread in Marie Claire magazine.

Produced by The Weinstein Company, Miramax Films, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture Productions, Project Runway and Models of the Runway are executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company, and Jon Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim-Murray Productions (The Real World).  Heidi Klum; Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Productions also executive produce both series.  Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.

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