Project Runway 4 auditions “found the most phenomenal designers,” Tim Gunn says

Despite a report that Project Runway 4 was having a hard time finding designers, mentor Tim Gunn says the show found enough designers for three seasons of the show.

Tim Gunn tells the Seattle Times, “We just finished auditions, and I will tell you, we found the most phenomenal designers. We could cast three seasons of ‘Project Runway’ with the talent we saw.”

Meanwhile, Tim’s book, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, will be released a week from today
(chapter one is online), and he says that its editors asked him to change vocabulary to dumb it down.

Of course, Tim had none of that. “The editors said, ‘Change these words, change this reference.’ And I said, you know something, I can’t do that. If this is a problem for the reader, they can sit with a dictionary in their laps,” he said.

Tim Gunn’s fired up over “PR” newbies [Seattle Times]

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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