The release date for Project Runway Season 16 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Project Runway Season 16 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Lifetime has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Basic info and plot
Project Runway is an American reality television series and competition that chronicles the journeys of fashion designers as they compete with each other for a chance to win $100,000 to start his or her own design line. Created by Eli Holzman and hosted by model Heidi Klum, the series first debuted on the Bravo Network on December 1, 2004, moving to Lifetime in 2009. Season 15 of the series premiered on Lifetime on September 15, 2016.
During each season of Project Runway, contestants compete in a series of challenges culminating with the production of a complete fashion collection presented at the New York Fashion Week, where the winner is determined. The series won a Peabody Award in 2007 and continues to be popular among television viewers.
Season 15 and renewal through season 18
In season 15, sixteen new hopefuls descend on New York City with dreams of making it big in the fashion design industry. In addition to host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen return to the show’s judging panel. The guest judge roster for season 15 includes the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Emily Ratajkowski, Camille Belle, Nina Dobrev, and many other personalities with unique perspectives. 1.721 million viewers tuned in for the season 15 premiere episode, earning the program a demo rating of 0.4, and the second week maintained a similar level of viewership, even going up a bit to 0.44 in the demo. The long standing hit show has always been a favorite with viewers and critics, and in a renewal announcement in May 2016 Lifetime has commissioned Project Runway through season 18, so fans can expect their favorite program to continue for several more years.