Project Runway returns in December and will include a familiar cast member

Project Runway 2 will debut on Bravo late this year, on Wednesday, December 7. Sometime between now and then, probably rather close to the debut, Bravo will air the “Project Jay” special, showing us what Jay’s been up to besides making bitchy remarks about everyone he encounters.

On the second season, one of the designers competing will be familiar to those who watched season one–or at least watched season one’s first episode. That’s because Daniel Franco, the first designer to ever hear Heidi Klum say “you’re out,” will return for the second season.

Daniel tells TV Guide Online that he “wasn’t really proud of my performance or my portrayal [during the first season]. It bummed me out. I was like, ‘I’m through with TV.'” But alas, he’s back, and he says that returning “felt like a bit of a redemption. I thought, ‘Yeah!’ Then I said, ‘Aw, shit, not again!'”



Guess Who’s Back on the Runway?
[TV Guide]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

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