Lifetime has yet to make a formal announcement, but sources of The Futon Critic insist that Season 8 of Project Runway has a set premiere date, along with something thoroughly unexpected: the return of a pair of old favorites.
July 29th is reportedly the date for Season 8’s premiere episode, and it will be followed by On the Road with Austin & Santino. The new show finds former Runway contestants Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice teaming up to take a cross-country trip, where they’ll make frequent stops to find women in need of a fashion makeover.
On the Road expands Runway‘s 1.5 hour block to a full 2 hours of Thursday programming for Lifetime. Project Runway will air at 9:pm, presumably followed like last year by Models of the Runway at 10:pm. The half-hour On the Road with Austin & Santino will air at 10:30.