TV Bette Midler Nails Her 'Project Runway' Appearance By Jarett Wieselman 2:27 PM PST, February 12, 2013 Bette Midler makes her Project Runway debut on Thursday's all-new episode and ETonline scored an exclusive clip! In the fourth episode of Lifetime's design competition show, the contestants are tasked to create clothes from hard and soft materials -- which brings them to the hardware store! And as Midler comments in the clip, "I've never seen anything like that in my hardware store!" Check out our exclusive sneak peek and see if you agree! Project Runway airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.