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‘Project Runway’ Back on Bravo Dec. 5

Project Runway returns to Bravo Dec. 5. Sixteen design hopefuls do battle, and Karlie Kloss hosts. Christian Siriano is the mentor, and Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth return as judges.

It is season 18.

Each episode is 90 minutes. Guest judges include Cyndi Lauper, Laverne Cox, Leslie Jones, Lindsey Vonn and Rachel Brosnahan.

Project Runway is produced by Magical Elves, Spyglass Media Group, and Alfred Street Industries. Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Shea Spencer, and Nan Strait are executive producers for Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz exec producer for Alfred Street Industries. Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano are exec producers as well.

The winner takes home $250,000, among other prizes.

Bravo launched Project Runway in 2004, where it aired through 2008 before shifting to Lifetime. It returned to Bravo for season 17. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.