Bravo renews Project Runway for a third season; casting begins this month

Perhaps the least surprising news of the month came late yesterday, when Bravo announced that it had renewed Project Runway for a third season.

Last year, we waited almost a month after the finale when Bravo finally decided to order a second season. This renewal comes two days before the finale of that second season.

Casting calls for Project Runway 3 will be held in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and New York, with last-year’s stop Houston apparently being replaced by Chicago this time around. Unlike last year, casting begins immediately: later this month. The show will be in LA March 18 and 19, Miami on March 21, Chicago on March 23, and New York on March 25, 26, and 27. Clearly, they expect to have the biggest turnout in New York.

To apply, you need “three clothing looks of your own design” plus “a picture portfolio,” and “a live model is recommended, but not required.” Get sewing.

Bravo, The Weinstein Company, and Miramax Sew up a Third Season of the Emmy-Nominated Hit Fashion Design Competition Series ‘Project Runway’ [Bravo press release]
Season 3 casting [Bravo]

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