Posen filling Kors' 'Project Runway' hot seat


NEW YORK (AP) — Zac Posen is in on "Project Runway." He'll be the new featured judge, filling the chair Michael Kors sat in for the show's first 10 seasons.

Posen called the role "an amazing opportunity" and said he hoped to give a new perspective to the competing designers.

Kors isn't "out" — as host Heidi Klum likes to say to contestants who get the boot on the granddaddy of fashion reality TV shows. His schedule didn't allow a commitment, but he will come back as a guest judge for the season finale, according to a statement for Lifetime TV.

Another twist to the revamped "Project Runway" is that the contestants compete as teams instead of individuals.

The "Project Runway" season starts Jan. 24.

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