Tim Gunn will be a “fashion therapist” on his new Bravo makeover series

Tim Gunn may not yet be signed for Project Runway 4, but he is staying on Bravo. The network has given him his own series, which is titled Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style. Missing from the announcement is any word about whether or not he’ll return to the show that made him famous, especially with this new show on his agenda.

The news came on the same day that Bravo announced it had cancelled Queer Eye, and that seems significant because the new show is about a gay guy helping to make over everyday people, although apparently not just straight men.

The series will take advantage of Tim Gunn’s forthcoming book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style, using it “as a manual,” according to Bravo, as “each episode will capture Gunn using his unmatched counseling skills in transforming the fashion weary into polished and dapper-looking individuals.”

He will “help the world understand his philosophy of quality, taste and style,” including “choosing an appropriate style, finding the right fit, revamping closets, selecting fashion role models, proper grooming, carrying yourself well, selecting the right accessories and unexpected fashion challenges, such as shopping for vacations and special events,” Bravo said in a press release.

In the release, Tim said, “I’m practically delirious that Bravo has given me this incredible opportunity and together, we vow to redefine makeovers. This series aims to be one-part education with two-parts fun, and you’ll see me being a fashion therapist, not a svengali.”

Bravo Inks Production Deal for New Series ‘Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style’ [Bravo press release]

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