Project Runway 3 will debut this summer; final three may show at fall Fashion Week

Breaking tradition, the third season of Project Runway is scheduled to debut this summer, reality blurred has confirmed with Bravo.

With the early start, that means the final three will probably show their collections at Olympus Fashion Week this fall, not next spring. The previous two seasons have debuted in December, concluding shortly after Fashion Week in February.

The show will debut July 12, according to TVShowsOnDVD.com, which notes that it “begins airing on Bravo just a couple of weeks after the Season 2 DVD release.” That’s according to an ad in the April 24 edition of Video Business magazine, which says the season two DVD will be released “just in time for the TV premiere of season 3, airing July 12 on Bravo.”

A Bravo spokesperson just confirmed to me that the show will return this summer, but could not confirm the specific date nor the finalists’ participation in fall Fashion Week. A July start, however, would give the show about two months until Olympus Fashion Week in the fall, about the same lead time given for the past two seasons.

Casting for the third season did begin earlier than it did last year, with open calls held immediately after the second season concluded.

Project Runway – Details and Artwork for Season 2 of Heidi Klum’s Show [TVShowsOnDVD.com]
April 24, 2006 [Video Business]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.