01/04/2012 04:23 pm ET Updated Jan 04, 2012

'Project Runway All Stars': Isaac Mizrahi Psyched For The Drama (VIDEO)

Isaac Mizrahi may not have watched every season of "Project Runway," but he's sure excited for his judging gig on the new "Project Runway All Stars." Wednesday on "The Wendy Williams Show" (weekdays, syndicated on Fox), the famed fashion designer admitted that while he's always been a fan of the series, he didn't exactly consider it appointment viewing. "If I'm not involved, how can I watch it?" he joked.

But after being recruited to be a judge on "All Stars" by Harvey Weinstein, Mizrahi has ratcheted his excitement level up several notches. He gave an enthusiastic preview of what to expect on the new show, which pits memorable and talented former "Project Runway" contestants, but not winners, against each other in a fashion competition extravaganza.

"All of these amazing people who come back to throw down again ... like all those people who were so great but didn't win the first time ... they're like, 'Excuse me, coming back to win this time.' The drama, the drama, the drama!" Mizrahi exclaimed.

"Project Runway All Stars" premieres Thurs., Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

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