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Wednesday: ‘Project Runway’

[IMG:L]Project Runway — 10/9c on Bravo

Bravo to Bravo for its too-hot-for-network-TV reality slate.

The once popular Queer Eye for the Straight Guy may be a goner, but the NBC-owned channel has a rising star in The Real Housewives of Orange County, a culinary classic in Top Chef, an Emmy winner in Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and a veritable juggernaut in Project Runway, whose fourth season premieres tonight.

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You know the drill: Contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes within a set time limit, amount of materials, and theme; their designs are judged and one or more designers are eliminated each week. And you know the drill sergeants: Heidi Klum (host/judge), Tim Gunn (mentor), Michael Kors (judge) and Nina Garcia (judge).

Tonight, before the show jumps into its feverish sew-off, we get to know the contestants a little more in-depth than usual–for just a few minutes, that is. Then it’s off to see the (sartorial) wizard, Gunn, as the games begin.

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