Six Project Runway 5 designers will show at Fashion Week Friday

Project Runway 5 narrowed its designers down to six designers, all of whom will (presumably) present collections at Fashion Week this Friday morning in front of guest judge Jennifer Lopez. How many of them are actually still in the competition remains to be seen, but three pre-finale challenges and episodes remain, so it’s likely there will be a final three.

The six remaining designers are Suede Baum, Kenley Collins, Joe Faris, Leanne Marshall, Korto Momolu, and Jerell Scott, as the two designers eliminated last night were Terri Stevens and Blayne Walsh.

Last night’s episode featured more than just those eight designers, because this season’s eight losers were inexplicably brought back to be randomly teamed with those still in the competition.

Brilliant move: Bring back all of the people who suck so bad at designing and are so boring we’ve already forgotten they were on the show and force them to work with people who know how bad they suck. After all, why let the designers prove themselves worthy of Fashion Week on their own when there’s a way to introduce some artificial conflict?

Things didn’t go well with Terri and her partner, coma-inducing Keith, who she basically ignored, although she was eliminated due to a garment she pretty much exclusively worked on. During judging, Michael Kors made an excellent point while critiquing her and her failed collaboration. “You are never going to have a serious career unless you can have other people collaborate with you and help you,” he said.

He’s right, but of course, rational people wouldn’t hire rejects they don’t respect to help them design a dress that will affect their future in the industry. I’m not quite sure why the producers and network didn’t just didn’t cover the workroom and runway with gasoline and ignite it instead of all of this passive-aggressive destruction.

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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