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'Project Runway' turns 10: How the show changed reality TV

These days, Project Runway is the TV equivalent of comfort food. Whether we’re bingeing on old seasons or picking up in the middle of the newest one, we’re soothed by the sight of half-dressed mannequins stuck with so many pins that they look like giant voodoo dolls, Tim Gunn’s “this concerns me” face, visions of taffeta grandeur floating down the runway, and Heidi’s impossibly long, lean legs.

But when it debuted 10 years ago this week, Project Runway was a novelty. A decade ago, the most popular reality competitions on TV were The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Mole, and Fear Factor—shows that focused on pretty people trying to double-cross each other. America’s Next Top Model was already in its third season—but it was always more about gorgeous girls and drama than fashion. There was also American Idol, a talent-based contest—though it placed its emphasis on the audience’s judging of the contestants rather than accompanying the singers through their creative processes.

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'Parks and Recreation': Leslie goes to London, meets Heidi Klum -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Knope, you don’t have to wait much longer to witness Leslie’s overseas adventures in the season 6 premiere of Parks and Recreation. In the hour-long episode, which airs Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. on NBC, Leslie (Amy Poehler) & Co. journey to London so she can receive a women-in-government award from an international organization. Also being honored: Ulee Danssen, a small-town mayor from Denmark, played by Heidi Klum. Press play to witness the moment that Leslie meets Ulee, and revel in her symmetry.
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Heidi Klum to guest on 'Parks and Recreation' -- EXCLUSIVE

Who’s coming down the Parks and Recreation runway? Heidi Klum. The Project Runway host and America’s Got Talent judge has signed on to guest-star in the season premiere of the NBC comedy, EW has learned.

The hour-long episode on Sept. 26 sends certain members of the Parks gang to London, where Leslie (Amy Poehler) is to receive a “Women in Government” award from an international organization. At the event, she encounters a fellow recipient and mayor of a small town in Denmark, who is played by Klum. “Her town completely worships her in a way that makes Leslie a little jealous, considering that Leslie is undergoing a recall vote in Pawnee,” says Parks executive producer Michael Schur. READ FULL STORY

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