'Project Runway' Finally Cleared For Lifetime


Project Runway will finally get to its strut on Lifetime.
The fashion competition show, which has been held up in legal thicket engaging the women's programmer, NBCU and The Weinstein Co., will debut sometime this summer after the parties reached a settlement. Fourteen installments have been shot.
Weinstein Co., the series producer, has agreed to pay NBCU for the right to move Project Runway from its home on Bravo. Deal terms were not disclosed
The show's sixth season, originally set to air last November and then pushed back to a January launch, became stuck in limbo after NBCU won a preliminary injunction against Weinstein Co. over contracts violations. In turn, Lifetime looked to move the case to a federal venue, filing suit against Weinstein Co., NBCU and Bravo. As such, the show's debut on the women's programmer was delayed.
"I couldn't be more excited that Lifetime will bring its viewers an amazing, all-new season of Project Runway this summer," said Andrea Wong, president and CEO, Lifetime Networks, in a statement. "As the highest-rated cable network for women, Lifetime is the perfect home for this outstanding program as well as its companion series Models of the Runway. All of us at Lifetime are thrilled to move forward with Heidi, Tim, Nina, Michael, The Weinstein Company and the entire Project Runway team."
"We're thrilled to be launching our relationship with Lifetime with this groundbreaking cable deal that includes the next five years of Project Runway, our new spin-off show Models of the Runway'and the development of Project Pygmalion, along with a package of our movies," said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of tWeinstein Co. in the statement.