Bravo moves Project Runway to 9 p.m. for its July 16 debut

Project Runway 5 has a debut date, and it’s July 16. For its final season on Bravo, the show is being moved to 9 p.m., an hour earlier.

There’s no explanation for the timeslot move, which will place the show in competition with the performance episodes of So You Think You Can Dance, the summer’s number-one reality show. Maybe Bravo’s trying to kill the show off before it leaves for Lifetime?

Bravo officially announced the return of the four main cast members–Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia–and promises that “viewers can expect to see top names in fashion and design guest star as well as surprises and twists along the way.”

The network seems to be phoning in this season, judging by the press release alone, which of course is a bad thing to judge by. In any case, it includes this awful sentence: “Returning to the runway, host and supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including judges, top women’s and men’s wear designer Michael Kors, and fashion expert Nina Garcia, as they decide who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out.'” Whoever wrote that sentence: auf wiedersehen.

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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