Project Runway 3 debuts tonight

Alas, it has arrived. Since reality blurred first confirmed that Project Runway would return not in December, but in the summer, we’ve been anticipating its return. But will the schedule change and rapid turnaround weaken the series?

By all accounts, the answer is no. 15 new cast members and new guest judges will join our favorites, including Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia.

The one-hour premiere debuts at 10 p.m. ET, and will be preceded by a Tim Gunn-hosted casting special, which starts at 9 p.m. The first episode will also be repeated at 11. And just to whet your appetite, starting at 9 this morning, Bravo will re-air the entire second season. Let the countdown begin.

Project Runway 3 [Bravo]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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