Even though Project Runway has a new network, they will return to their roots for season 7. Project Runway’s sixth season, which was the first season to film in Los Angeles, will debut on Lifetime August 20th, instead of Bravo, the network that was home to the show for its first five seasons. But its being reported that they are already shooting season 7 back in New York City where the show debuted.
About the move to L.A., Tim Gunn the show’s mentor, said, “Los Angeles is indisputably the home of the red carpet,” he said. “It’s the home of film and television costume, and it has a celebrity dimension that New York doesn’t have. Watching the first elimination this season, I thought, ‘Wow, we should be here.’ ”
Despite Tim’s feelings about L.A., the show is back at Parsons, The New School for Design, and back in America’s fashion capital, NYC. There were several reports on Twitter and other social networking sites that the new cast, Gunn and the show’s star Heidi Klum were spotted at various locations yesterday, including Central Park, filming scenes for the seventh season. New York Magazine reports, “contestants are settling down in their new digs at the Atlas (66 W. 38th Street, at SixthAvenue; previous contestants also lived here last summer). Our spy reports that yesterday a sign was posted by the elevators informing residents that the rooftop would be closed between noon and 9 p.m. — for the customary “arrival party with Tim and Heidi” scene, perhaps?? Later, around 5:30 p.m., our spy saw headsettedcrew members enter the building with luggage that had tags indicating it had just arrived from JFK: “I asked them if someone was moving in, and one of them, trying to be discreet about it, said ‘sort of.'” When directly asked, however, a crew member then confirmed that this was indeed all for Project Runway, and that contestants would be living in the building for the next five weeks.”
Its nice to have Project Runway back in NYC, especially after Woody Allen blasted the city for being too expensive to film in, but I’m still looking forward to seeing the L.A. season. “We have a challenge [in season six], the outcome of which will have the blogs going crazy!” Gunn said. “I’m surprised I didn’t need CPR when it all came down the runway, because I’m still in such a state of shock about it.” Sounds like good TV to me, no matter where it was filmed!
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