NBC Releases Project Runway to Lifetime

Legal jousting over, show back in summer to face Bravo knockoff
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 9:36 AM CDT
NBC Releases Project Runway to Lifetime
Project Runway judges, from left, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia pose before the Project Runway Season 6 Finale show during Fashion Week last month in New York.   (AP Photo)

After a nearly season-long hiatus, Project Runway will finally be back on air this summer, the Washington Post reports. In an out-of-court deal, the Weinstein Co. has agreed to pay NBC for allowing the show to move to Lifetime. And—as is common in the fashion world—NBC plans to copy Runway style and offer a near clone of the longtime Bravo fixture.

With “Isaac Mizrahi as Tim Gunn and Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland as Heidi Klum,” Lisa de Moraes notes in the Post, "The Fashion Show is “just different enough to pass the Project Runway rip-off test.” (More television stories.)

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