Everyone knows the No. 1 reason to tune in to “Project Runway” is to see mentor Tim Gunn scare the crap out of the contestants and force them to do their best design work every week. Now, the fairy godfather of fashion competitions is getting his very own show on Lifetime. It’s about time!
“Under the Gunn,” premiering Jan. 16, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, is a new twist on the fashion design competition that could essentially be described as “Project Runway: Phase 2.” Gunn hosts a competition between “PR” alums Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee, and Nick Verreos as they mentor and manage their own groups of designers — basically, they’re competing to be the new Tim Gunn.
The judges are designer Rachel Roy, stylist Jen Rade, and Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi.