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Salon's guide to what to watch on Wednesday: Heidi, Tim welcome a new pack of warring fashionistas in "Project Runway's" season premiere.

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Fashion may not be all that exciting to the vast majority of Americans, but “Project Runway” certainly is, and tonight’s fourth season (premieres 10 p.m. EST on Bravo) is sure to introduce us to a brand new lineup of sociopaths, fashion snobs, shy seamstresses and flamboyantly outspoken egomaniacs. Who will be the diva, the villain, the meddling naysayer, the self-important jerk? While warring fashionistas might get old in anyone else’s hands, the producers of “Project Runway” can be trusted to combine impossible challenges, personality disorders and mean-spirited editing into a glorious spectacle of fussy creativity. Plus, there’s snobby Michael Kors, poker-faced Nina Garcia, chipper hand-holder Tim Gunn, and that ever-merciless glamazon Heidi Klum. With raw ingredients like these, how could they not make it work?

Also…

The perky piemakers of “Pushing Daisies” investigate the death of a dog breeder (8 p.m. EST on ABC). Then brace yourself for a chilling look at some of your fellow countrymen on “American Skinheads” (9 p.m. EST on National Geographic). Charlie Crews is a murder suspect yet again on “Life” (10 p.m. EST on NBC), and the battle of the Canadian frienemies “Kenny vs. Spenny,” which originally aired on the Game Show Network until gross-out masters Matt Stone and Trey Parker brought it to Comedy Central, begins with a late-night fart-off that is not for the faint of heart (12:30 a.m. EST Thursday).



On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Benjamin Bratt, Alicia Keys, Gordon Ramsey

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Molly Shannon, Jorja Fox

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Celine Dion, Tom Brokaw

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

The Greatest Love Story We’ve Ever Told

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Donny and Marie Osmond

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Chris Matthews (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Sean Penn, Robert Pinsky (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Paris Hilton, Emile Hirsch (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Wanda Sykes, Keri Russell, KT Tunstall

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Col. Stephen Twitty, Shaggy

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

David Spade, Dave Annable

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Jason Bateman, Brian Posehn, Plain White T’s

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

James Woods, Ben Lee (repeat)

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