Yesterday, we got a sense for what Lifetime has planned for Project Runway when it gets the rights to air the show in November (pending a lawsuit, of course). Today, we got a taste of what Bravo has in mind for the fifth season of Runway — plus the rest of the network's programming plans, including more Shear Genius and Top Design.
Runway's fifth season is now set to premiere on Bravo in July, presumably with the final designers showing off their collections at New York Fashion Week in September. While that seems like it will be a quick turnaround between the Bravo and Lifetime seasons, it's actually about the same amount of time the show took off between seasons two and three.
Among the other announcements:
- Bravo has launched MoviesWithoutPity, a spinoff of TelevisionWithoutPity.
- Flipping Out, My Life on the D List, and Shear Genius all will return this Summer.
- Bravo will start having original programming on Monday nights for the first time.
- Both Real Housewives series — Orange County and NYC — will return, and they'll have a third spinoff: The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Speaking of Housewives, Jo De La Rosa's dating show is a go. Date My Ex, as it's known, will follow Jo looking for love — apparently with her ex, Slade, right by her side.
- Top Design will return in the Fall with new host India Hicks — though Todd Oldham is sticking around as a mentor to the designers. All the judges from the first season will be returning, too (hooray, more questionable fashion from Kelly Wearstler!).
- The Millionaire Matchmaker, Million Dollar Listing, and Tim Gunn's Guide to Style all will be back at some point.
Bravo also announced a couple of new shows in development. To see what they are, just
- The Rachel Zoe Project — this show about the famed stylist will officially be airing, though no premiere date has been set.
- Donatella — This series will focus on Donatella Arpaia, a New York restaurateur and Zagat-dubbed "hostess with the mostess" as she attempts to triple her culinary empire over a six-month period.
- Miami Social — This South Beach-set series will follow young Miami professionals as they work hard and play harder.
- Tabatha's Salon Takeover — Yay, Tabatha from Shear Genius is still working on her very own show! This is just a tentative title, but it basically explains the concept: Tabatha travels around the country to rescue troubled salons.
What do you think? Do any of the new shows sound like winners to you?
Photos courtesy of Bravo