Tim Gunn will be making it work on our TVs again before too long after all: NBC Universal and Lifetime have settled their lawsuit over the fate of Project Runway, and the decision means the show will air on Lifetime, not Bravo, from now on.
A statement from NBC said the Weinstein Company — which produces the show and set off the legal battle when it opted to take Runway to Lifetime — has agreed to pay for the right to move the show to a new channel. "All of the parties are pleased with the outcome," the statement said.
Meanwhile, a statement from Lifetime president Andrea Wong said, "Lifetime is the perfect home for this outstanding program as well as its companion series, Models of the Runway" — the model-themed spinoff that the Weinstein Company first mentioned last year. The statement says Runway will be on the air this Summer.
An entire season of Runway is ready to go, and a somewhat awkward finale filmed in February at New York Fashion Week. Could it really be on the air in just a month or two? Fingers crossed!
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