Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Tim Gunn still motherhens the designers, the dramatic arcs feel familiar (one designer is a recovering addict, another gave up a career as a surgeon), and--wonders to behold--there's even a branch of the fabric store Mood in Runway's new Los Angeles home.
  2. Reviewed by: Anne Bratskeir
    91
    If you loved it before, you'll love it again. "Auf"-ully good.
  3. 88
    As usual, high-voltage drama ensues, including a big tear-down when one designer is given the completely wrong measurements for the model who will wear his gown.
  4. It's the miraculous simplicity of creating something from nothing that makes Runway endlessly watchable.
  5. Though the setting has shifted from New York to Los Angeles, the look and feel of the show are essentially unchanged, with Heidi Klum and her Valkyrie manner still doing the hosting and Tim Gunn continuing to bring an Oxford don’s comportment to his sartorial mentoring.
  6. Reviewed by: Robin Givhan
    80
    We can only be assured that Gunn's presence in the workroom will keep Project Runway's creative fires burning bright and any maudlin meltdowns to a satisfying but tasteful minimum.
  7. 80
    Either executives did a lot of soul-searching and decided to change nothing, or they let the show go on without thinking at all. Either way, they made the right move.
  8. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    80
    For now, Runway is precisely what long-time fashionistas have been slavering for all these months. Best-dressed, indeed.
  9. Did the new network screw up the show? Not that I could tell from the incomplete first episode sent for review (no judge's remarks or eliminations).
  10. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    I’m just as tickled to have Project Runway back on any network, and the move to Lifetime, change of locale and long wait between seasons don’t appear to have dimmed its bitchy allure.
  11. Reviewed by: Adam Keleman
    75
    Runway remains the most delicious of junk foods, and with the added pleasure of occasionally baring witness to unique, well-crafted garments, this must-see program might even be considered educational.
  12. As usual with premiere episodes, it's not until the end that we start to sense which contestants we can ignore and which ones could be around awhile. The pace will quicken once we have a better sense of the lineup.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Dec 25, 2012
    0
    Welcome in the selfish, materialistic world of fashion designers and other fashion dictators. I would rather watch paint dry than Heidi and her toe-lickers... These people smile into each others face, while stabbing each other in the back. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. It shows you how with a simple sketch, material from mood how they make some of the clothes.
    this past season they did teams. The concept was good except sometimes they weren't that helpful to one another.
    I was truly upset when they changed the rules at the last minute. Michelle was kicked off her outfits didn't come up to par. Everyone went to a foreign country that was about being the fashion of the world. Michelle was left to stay in New York. She was kicked off and because of this major hiccup she survived to the finials and Daniel was kicked off and wasn't allowed to go to Lincoln Center. I was truly disappointed with this show after that. No one else got a due over. Her demeanor was very ugly to other designers.
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