Viewers will be able to weigh in on contestants via the show's website. Audience responses will be tabulated and displayed in real time on TV during live broadcasts of "Project Runway" throughout the season, which debuts Thursday.
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In addition to the interactive voting, "Project Runway" season 12 companion website will also include short-form video, photos, designer sketches, blogs, weekly scorecard and other content. The site is accessible via mobile devices and computers; the second-screen features aren't available through dedicated iOS or Android apps.
Show's new voting and polling features are powered by iPowow, an L.A.-based interactive media company. The "Project Runway" second-screen website is sponsored by L'OrÃ©al Paris.
Lifetime's other fan-engagement promotions for the upcoming season include a Twitter contest, Runway Redemption (via hashtag #RunwayRedemption), which is letting fans pick a contestant from a past season to be the 16th contestant.
Lifetime is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
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