The eighth season of "Project Runway" (Lifetime, 9 tonight) starts out with with a fuzzy warm vibe and ends up being cold-blooded.
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum introduce the 90-minute episode, giving little sketches of the contestants, and then we get an extended introduction to each one. They meet up in pairs and trios in locations around New York, so we see how they relate immediately, who's awkward, who's friendly, who's cocky.
By the time they meet up with Heidi and Tim, we are already getting to know them. They are a talented group, we're told by the hosts, so talented there are 17 of them instead of the usual 16.