June 23, 2011

Project Runway fans take note. The design competition is returning for its ninth season next month starting Thursday, July 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime. In a press release from the network, it states there will be 20 designers this time around - more than ever before - facing inventive challenges and unexpected eliminations as they vie for the top prize of $100,000.

Host Heidi Klum is returning once again along with mentor Tim Gunn, as well as judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. Guest designers and judges for Season 9 include Kim Kardashian, Christina Ricci, Zoe Saldana, and Malin Akerman.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)