*Bravo has renewed its “Project Runway” knockoff “Fashion Show” for a second season, but it has given the big “auf wiedersehen” to co-host Kelly Rowland.
The network announced it will replace Rowland with legendary supermodel Iman, who will join co-host Isaac Mizrahi when the show returns with new episodes later this year.
“We are happy to welcome Iman to the Bravo family,” said Bravo executive Frances Berwick. “Breaking barriers in the fashion industry, Iman is a true pioneer and her unparalleled credibility will inspire the contestants and be a perfect match to the always exciting, Isaac Mizrahi.”
In addition, Iman will also replace Rowland as a regular member of “The Fashion Show’s” judging panel.
“I am so excited to be joining the Bravo team and to be working again with Isaac Mizrahi, my close friend of many, many years,” said Iman.
“I am also looking forward to all of the behind-the-scenes excitement and drama that is generated through the creative process of these undiscovered fashion designers. This will certainly be a show any follower of fashion will want to see.”
Bravo is currently holding open casting calls for “The Fashion Show’s” second season, which will follow a group of professional designers as they compete in a “Project Runway”-like competition to have their designs sold for the mass retail market.
“The Fashion Show” was developed to fill the vacancy left when Bravo’s “Project Runway” moved to Lifetime. Watch a portion from season one below.