Looks like we won't be getting three seasons of Project Runway crammed into this year after all. Lifetime's been saying for months now that its first season of Runway would premiere in November, but now that's been pushed till January.
If it happens at all, that is. NBC is challenging whether Lifetime even has the rights to air the show, and a lawsuit over the show is still pending in court.
Nobody's directly blaming the lawsuit for the delay, though. One source told Entertainment Weekly that Bunim/Murray, the Real World producers who are taking over the show from Magical Elves when it moves to Lifetime, couldn't get production organized for a Fall start. Another source disputed that, though, saying casting is done for season six and the production was totally on schedule.
Either way, a Lifetime representative said this change means Runway will be back on its regular, two-seasons-per-year schedule — which makes me breathe a big sigh of relief. I'm already feeling overloaded from this year's two seasons, and I wasn't sure I could psych myself up for a third. Now at least we'll have a little bit of a break to regroup before we see what Lifetime does with the show. What do you think — good news or bad news?
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