'Project Runway 8': Heidi Klum talks new format, new twist and guest judges

Design fans can look forward to more "Project Runway," but say goodbye to "Models of the Runway."

The spinoff show that focused on the designers' models in the competition has fallen by the wayside now that the eighth season of "Project Runway" will run 90-minute episodes, beginning Thursday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

"I personally like 'Models of the Runway' ... and I feel that the time that we did it it was fun," Heidi Klum tells the press Thursday (July 15). "What it is like for the girls is basically what we wanted to show, but to have the half an hour more to show what 'Project Runway' is all about is a better move for sure."

The reality show host emphasizes that the actual structure of the "Runway" won't change, but that the extra time just allows the show to delve deeper into the behind-the-scenes drama, something that viewers and visitors who'd sit in on the Elimination Days at Parsons School of Design requested.

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