LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- "Project Runway" is set to return next month with some old friends: Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice.
Sources close to the series have indicated the eighth season of "Runway" will roll out Thursday, July 29 on Lifetime followed by spin-off "On The Road With Austin & Santino."
The half-hour series follows the "Runway" alums as they cross the country finding women in need of a fashion makeover.
In addition, "Runway" will now air at 9:00/8:00c and run 90 minutes with "Austin & Santino" following at 10:30/9:30c. It's not clear how or if "Models of the Runway" will be incorporated into the new season.
A Lifetime spokesperson wouldn't confirm any of the above developments however multiple sources now insist it's a done deal.
Separately, the cable channel has also booked the original movie "Bond of Silence" for Monday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c. Kim Raver, Charlie McDermott and Greg Grunberg co-star in the project, about "a widow whose husband is mysteriously murdered while trying to quell a wild teenage house party on New Year's Eve."