One day Tim and Heidi are in ... and the next day they're out!
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn just announced they are leaving "Project Runway" for a new fashion competition series with Amazon Studios.
"Project Runway" only recently announced the upcoming Season 17 would move back to Bravo from Lifetime, as part of the whole Weinstein mess.
It's hard to imagine "Project Runway" could "make it work" without the iconic duo, so ... not sure what's going to happen there.Lifetime
Update: After this news came out, designer judge Zac Posen announced to Deadline that he too is leaving "Project Runway":
"Working alongside Heidi, Nina and Tim as a judge for six seasons of Project Runway was one of the greatest experiences of my career. I will cherish the opportunity the show gave me to learn from and grow with my co-judges, the producers, crew and designers. Runway has led to incredible opportunities and I am currently at work on some new projects that I am very excited to share with you soon. I wish the show and everyone much success always."
At any rate, Tim and Heidi are excited about their new Amazon opportunity:
Heidi Klum: "After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create. I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers’ careers. I’m most excited that my journey with my dear friend and colleague, Tim Gunn, is far from over. We will be partnering with Amazon for a new show, and we’re excited for everyone to see what we’re designing next!"
Tim Gunn: "I am grateful to Project Runway for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me! I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before. Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. I’m excited for them to see what’s next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great ‘fashion’ adventure."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new Amazon fashion series "will be a fresh take in the reality space and will appeal to a global audience who are entertained by competition, storytelling, and authenticity."
No one knows what that means yet, but Amazon streamers will find out at some point. And we now have to figure out what that also means for "Project Runway" Season 17 -- and beyond -- as well as "Project Runway: Junior," the popular spinoff Tim Gunn co-hosted.
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