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We're sorry to report this, if only for the sake of Tim "Mother Hen" Gunn, but this season of Project Runway has been struggling in the ratings. "Possible explanations for the lack of viewer enthusiasm include a spate of ponderous contestants (including one designer who seems to work exclusively in black leather, and another who constantly refers to himself in the third person), unimaginative challenges (the season premiere featured a supermarket challenge recycled from an earlier season), an earlier timeslot (the show has aired at 10 p.m.M for the bulk of its tenure on Bravo, and now it’s airing at 9 p.m.), or plain old Runway-fatigue, which wouldn’t be surprising after four episodes of the show strutting its stuff and trademark bitchiness." [Portfolio]