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There's a shake-up happening on Project Runway. Finally. Season 11 is about to wrap up filming and there's a whole host of changes in the work for the veteran fashion show. 

One change for the upcoming season is that Michael Kors will not be a full-time judge! He's not leaving the show, but filling his chair part-time is designer Zac Posen. Michael says his schedule won't allow him to focus on the show full-time since he is busy with his fashion line. He will be judging the finale as a "guest judge." 

"This was an amazing opportunity," Zac told the NY Daily News. "I hope I'm here to give a new perspective to the designers." Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia will both be returning as full-time judges. 

Zac says he's loved working with the show but wished he could have spent more time in workroom observing Tim Gunn. "I wanted to be behind the scenes with Tim. … I was seeing the clothes on the runway, but Tim had all the background interaction."

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Heidi who doubles as an executive producer for the show, said the second twist is that designers will now compete as teams however there will still be one winner. This is a twist that Bravo's failed The Fashion Show attempted to deploy. 

"You can imagine the designers' reactions when we first told them," Heidi revealed, "but it resulted in some really interesting conflicts and partnerships. And that is how designers work in the real world – they do have to work on teams and manage teams – you get to understand their personalities more."

Wow! Tons of crazy stuff happening on this show. Hopefully that will improve the quality of the work coming down the runway, cause let's be frank this show has become kind of a disastrous mess since Lifetime took over. 

Project Runway premieres January 24th at 9/8c on Lifetimes. 

[Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com]

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