Ready, Aim, Fire: “Under the Gunn” Premieres Tonight

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Tim Gunn’s solo series “Under the Gunn” premieres tonight on Lifetime.

Jan 16, 2014 | 10:31 PM

He may not have Heidi by his side, but we’re sure Tim Gunn will make it work on his new reality show “Under the Gunn,” premiering tonight on Lifetime. The “Project Runway” host revealed that he came up with the idea for the show when Klum was unavailable to film Season 13 of “Project Runway.”

“She was taping 'Germany’s Next Top Model,' and that’s like 'Runway' for her. It’s a 24-hour-a-day job,” Tim explained to TODAY. “And Heidi and I have a pact, which is we don’t do the show without the other.”

“There was a scramble and this whole new concept was born,” he added.

The series focuses on 15 aspiring designers separated into three teams led by “Project Runway” alums—Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos. There’s an additional element of pressure for the mentors in this show—if all of the designers in their group are eliminated, the team leaders get sent home too.

The usually charming Gunn shared with reporters that he wasn’t always able to keep his temper in check during filming:

“People come up to me on the street all the time and say, ‘You're such a lovely man. You're always so well behaved. You're always so even-keeled.’ Well, guess what? That man has his moments!” he told reporters during a conference call Monday.

Tune in tonight to see what’s sure to be a drama-filled season premiere and look below for some “Under the Gunn” posts from Tim.

"Under The Gunn" premieres tonight, January 16 at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.



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