Great news, Project Runway fans! A whole new season of the show is nearly upon us and not only do we have 90 min. weekly episodes to look forward … not only do we have the companion show On the Road with Austin & Santino to look forward to … BUT NOW we learn that Selma Blair will be featured on season 8 as one of the latest celeb judges to appear on the show:
When Project Runway returns with its new 90-minute show, Heidi Klum and company will welcome another celebrity guest judge. Actress Selma Blair will join the ranks of Eva Longoria Parker, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie and Faith Hill, who had the honor of guest judging last season’s finale. “We’ve been wanting to have Selma Blair on Project Runway for a while,” executive producer Jane Cha says. “She is so chic and has great individual style.” And Blair will help make a crucial decision for the show. With 17 designers, instead of the typical 16, the first challenge of season 8 will serve as the final part of the show’s audition process. Contestants will have five hours to design a garment, using a signature piece from a competitor’s luggage. “[Blair] ended up being a perfect guest judge for our first challenge — super knowledgeable about fashion and the show, because she’s a fan,” Cha continues. “She had some hilarious observations, including a comparison to Romy and Michelle shopping buddies!” Project Runway‘s new season kicks off July 29 at a new time (9 p.m. EST) on Lifetime.
I LOVE Selma Blair (not so much on the tragic US remake of the brilliant Aussie comedy Kath & Kim) and I think she will make a great addition to the show. I don’t know about you but I still really love Project Runway and I am really excited about the show’s return. I hadn’t even realized that the season 8 premiere is just around the corner. I’m telling you, I need some new TV to watch this Summer already … Project Runway will fit the bill nicely. After the jump, check out the first promo video to be released for PR 8 …
Okay, the promo is a bit stiff for me but I’m still very excited. I hope Lifetime will reveal the contestants soon. I need to make up my mind before the show even starts about who I love and who I hate ;) July 29 will be here in no time.