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Bombshell! Project Runway Will Return to NYC

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Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum filming the new season's Bryant Park finale this past February
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum filming the new season's Bryant Park finale this past February

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Entertainment Weekly takes a good long look at the upcoming season of Project Runway, which is the first to air on Lifetime and the first to be filmed in LA. The show's attempts to make up for moving out of the fashion capitol of the country include a roster of guest judges (Eva Longoria Parker! Lindsay Lohan!) and a lot of talk about California style. "Fittingly, this season the designers will take on challenges centered on the beach and the red carpet," explains EW. But they hid the most interesting changes at the end. In reverse-bombshell order:

3.) No more Bluefly or TRESmme. We didn't realize how well both sponsors had integrated themselves into the show until we heard they weren't coming back, and felt mildly shaken. (But what about the Bluefly Accessories Wall?) Instead, we'll get Macy's and Garnier.

2.) A new prize. Looks like Saturn is out as a sponsor, as well. This time around, instead of a car, the winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris.

1.) Shifting locales: "Beginning with the seventh cycle, each season will alternate between New York City and Los Angeles," reports EW. So much for the limitless possibilities of the beach and the red carpet, right?
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