Tim Gunn gets crazy power on Project Runway 12

Project Runway‘s 12th season will give the series’ breakout star, Tim Gunn, more power than he’s ever had before: a role during the judging, including the ability to rat out the contestants’ behavior in the workroom, and the ability to save one contestant at some point.

Lifetime announced that “Gunn will join Klum and the judges to watch the runway show, answer questions the judges have about what transpired in the workroom and give them an opportunity to physically examine the workmanship of each design,” in addition to getting the power “to ‘rescue’ one designer during course of the season he feels deserves a second chance.”

In addition, the 15 cast members will be joined by either Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman (from season 6), Valerie Mayen (season 8), or Kate Pankoke (season 11) who was chosen by viewers.

The press release does not mention the team format introduced last season, so perhaps it has been abandoned.

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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