Project Runway Moves to Lifetime
Runway producer The Weinstein Co. signed a five-year deal to move the show to Lifetime, a female-geared network owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation.
As such, Bravo owner NBC has filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Co. But in a statement, the Weinsteins thanked NBC and Bravo for helping the show get to where it is today.
The Weinsteins said, “[But] having Lifetime’s unique cable reach will ensure that the show will continue to grow and expand in the years to come. Lifetime is one of the strongest cable networks in the industry, with great leadership and a true commitment to original programming. We are very excited for the many new opportunities that will now be provided to ‘Runway’ and its fans and look forward to premiering the sixth season in November 2008.”
The fifth season of Project Runway will premiere on Lifetime in November.
NBC and Bravo really dropped the needle on this one!