Lifetime confirms all-star Project Runway challenge, which has a $100,000 prize

Lifetime confirmed the all-star challenge that was planned before the network acquired Project Runway, but the big surprise is that it will give the winning returning designer $100,000–the same cash prize offered during its regular season.

Competing are Uli Herzner, Mychael Knight, Chris March, Korto Momolu, Sweet P, Santino Rice, Jeffrey Sebelia, and Daniel Vosovic, nearly the same rumored cast list, although the actual cast includes Uli instead of screechy whiner Kenley Collins.

The one-off, two-hour special airs at 8 p.m. ET Aug. 20, leading into season six’s debut, so there will be three hours of Project Runway that night.

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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