‘Project Runway’ Gets Kids’ Spinoff; Lifetime Renews ‘Project Runway All Stars’

Project Runway Juniors
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Lifetime is taking another step on the catwalk with another “Project Runway” spinoff — this time, with teenage contestants. The cabler has greenlit “Project Runway Junior,” which will debut this fall.

Lifetime has also renewed “Project Runway All Stars” for a fifth season, slated for early 2016.

“Project Runway Junior” will showcase the next generation of designers with contestants ages 14 to 17 competing. The new series will be co-hosted by Tim Gunn and supermodel Hannah Davis (pictured below) with judges Christian Siriano, who famously won season four of the flagship “Project Runway,” and Aya Kanai, exec fashion editor of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine. The new series, which comes after “Runway” host Heidi Klum has expressed interest in a younger version of the show, thanks to her own children, will film this summer in New York.

“Junior” hails from the Weinstein Company, Sara Rea Productions and Full Picture; Bob and Harvey Weinstein are exec producing with Patrick Reardon, Barbara Schneeweiss, Sara Rea, Jane Cha, Desiree Gruber, Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue, David Hillman and Gunn.

tim gunn project runway juniors

“Project Runway All Stars,” produced by the Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray Productions, has been renewed for season five, set to debut early next year. Alyssa Milano will return as host with judges Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and mentor Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editor of Marie Claire. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are exec producers with Reardon, Schneeweiss, Lehrer, Donahue, Hillman, Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Rob Bagshaw.

Flagship series “Project Runway” will premiere season 14 on Aug. 6 with Klum, Gunn, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen all returning.

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  1. Karen Donald says:

    Even though I enjoy both project runway shows, I don’t believe for one minute that the contestants really sew or complete a garment. The show is racially bias, and some are treated special.

  2. Marsha Fuqua says:

    I think Alyssa Milano is a terrible host. I watch All Stars because I like the designers and the judges, just can’t stand Alyssa.

  3. Justin says:

    I HATE All-Stars. The only reason I watched was for the outfits, whether they were awful or gorgeous. The critiques were what truly drive me INSANE, though! You couldn’t tell who was on the Bottom or the Top! There weren’t any direct critiques except “Oh, it’s nice, but it’s frayed, but it’s still nice!!!” as opposed to regular Project Runway where if they hate it, they’ll let you know, which is what each designer NEEDS to hear!!! Alyssa Milano I must say is THE WORST judge & Host of ANYTHING. I bet she couldn’t even Host a 5 year old’s Tea Party. And then is Georgina Chapman… *Sigh* Keep making gorgeous clothes, dear, this show is certainly not for you.

  4. Michelle says:

    I really wish they would reconsider the host for All Stars….the last season with host Alyssa Milano was a train wreck. The worst season of any version of PR EVER. I seemed like it would just not end. I have never really cared for Alyssa Milano as a host even though I’ve always liked her as an actress. I don’t think this is the best venue for her.

  5. liz says:

    @emma, what?! Alyssa seems so genuine and sweet. I love her so much, especially compared to the randos they had for All Stars before she came on board.

  6. emma says:

    Looking forward to everything except Alyssa Milano. She seems so fake and kind of righteous.

  7. Eric says:

    Looking forward!! Project Runway is the best!! Tim Gunn is FABULOUS and HEIDY’s just FANTASTIC!!

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