Lifetime released a statement today announcing that the hit reality Project Runway will shift from the NBC-owned cable station Bravo to the ‘#1 network for women.’ Lifetime will have rights to the program starting with season 6 in November.
That means there will be one more season on Bravo before the move.
NBC has quickly reacted, filing a suit against the company that owns the show, the Weinstein Company. They claim they had a deal with the company which was not honored, and resulted in the loss of the show.
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have both made deals and will be making the network move. Both released statements with Heidi saying, ‘Fashion is about change, so we’re looking forward to saying hello to Lifetime, our new fashionable home for our fashionable series.’ Tim Gunn added, ‘Lifetime and I will definitely ‘make it work’ together.’
Judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors are still in talks to remain a part of the show.
Will the move be good for ProjRun? I’m not sure. I think many agree with me that this past season wasn’t nearly as good as previous ones — but then again, the show did get its highest ratings yet.
NBC Universal must have crapped bricks when they found out they lost their cable darling. Someone made a big mistake on that account, and the network is trying to save their asses by clinging to a court case.
My bet is that they’ll be auf’d.
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