Project Runway is Back, Baby!

April 2, 2009 • Lifestyle

Bravo now has it's replacement show ready to go and Project Runway has just been approved to air on Lifetime. The fashion world is right once again! Phew. We were getting a little worried the show would just fade into oblivion!

After almost a year of legal drama, “Project Runway” is back…on Lifetime. NBC Universal, parent of Bravo, and The
Weinstein Co. have settled their dispute over the show, which had killed our favorite reality program for nearly a year.

The amount Weinstein
has to shell out is not certain, yet Lifetime reportedly paid between
$150 million and $200 million for “Project Runway” for a five-year deal.

Season six of
“Project Runway” will air on Lifetime this summer with hosts Tim Gunn
and Heidi Klum and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, fashion
director of Marie Claire, which is now the official
magazine sponsor.

In the year Project Runway has been off the air,
several other fashion-related reality contests have popped up,
including Bravo's new “The Fashion Show,” with
Harper’s Bazaar as the official magazine partner. The program will
premiere May 7. More on that later…

Unless Lifetime really messes with the formula, I don't think they have anything to worry about in getting fans back to watch.

Source: WWD

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