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This year will end and 2017 will begin in the best possible way: Project Runway Junior season two

This year will end and 2017 will begin in the best possible way: Project Runway Junior season two
Project Runway Junior judge Kelly Osbourne; host Hannah Jeter; and judges Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai. (Photo by Barbara Nitke/Lifetime)

This dumpster inferno of a year will have a happy ending after all, and the new year will start on a high note, thanks to Lifetime, which announced today that Project Runway Junior will return for season two just before Christmas.

Project Runway Junior season two premieres Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. ET, and then moves to its 9 p.m. timeslot the following week.

The same host (Hannah Jeter) and judges (Kelly Osbourne, Christian Siriano, and Aya Kanai) will return, as will everyone’s favorite mentor, Tim Gunn.

Season one was a revelation and really was the best Project Runway ever. Even though Tim Gunn was the only original cast member, the show retained the same DNA (unlike Project Runway All-Stars, which is a lesser being). Everything great about Project Runway was in Project Runway Junior, although it was condensed into an hour-long package (i.e. no extended advertisements for hair products and makeup) and had young designers (who were treated like adults).

Project Runway season 2 cast

All the cast members are ages 13 to 17, though there is just one 13 year old. Here is the cast and their hometowns:

  1. A’kai, 13, Hauppauge, New York
  2. Allie, 14, Dayton, Ohio
  3. Cartier, 16, Chubbuck, Idaho
  4. Chelsea, 14, Chatsworth, Calif.
  5. Chris, 16, Calverton, New York
  6. Hawwaa, 16, Mankato, Minn.
  7. Izzy, 16, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
  8. Lucas, 14, Windermere, Fla.
  9. Molly, 17, Fort Collins, Colo.
  10. Rene, 17, Dallas, Texas
  11. Ruby, 14, Barrington, Rhode Island
  12. Tieler, 16, Abita Springs, Louisiana

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