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Project Runway Gets Two Spinoffs on Lifetime

Though the whole Project Runway vs. NBC lawsuit is yet to be settled, Lifetime is moving forward as though it will be airing the show in the Fall for sure. And that's not all: At a presentation on Monday, Harvey Weinstein — whose company produces Project Runway — told reporters that Lifetime will be airing not one but two spinoffs of the show around the same time as the show's November premiere.

The first of them doesn't have a title yet, but Weinstein said it will look at the Project Runway world through the eyes of the show's models. The second, dubbed Project Pygmalion, is a makeover series that will turn its winner into a high-society socialite.

Now, I do love a good reality show, but doesn't that seem like a bit . . . much? Especially if both shows and Runway are airing around the same time? I would think that Lifetime would want to be very careful about Runway-related overkill, especially because there will be another season of the show airing on Bravo sometime between now and November.

Also of note: Michael Kors is for sure on board for the move to Lifetime, but Nina Garcia isn't yet — though he noted that everyone would like for her to continue on the show. It sounds like her recent departure from Elle, which was a Runway sponsor, is an issue. Meanwhile, Bravo has its own programming presentation scheduled for Tuesday, which should be interesting to say the least!

Source and Bravo

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RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
I love project runway but I don"t think I'll miss Nina that much.
anne_ anne_ 9 years
What do you mean Bravo will be airing a new season? Did they make one before Project's move to Lifetime?
in_a_dream_land in_a_dream_land 9 years
Over-kill.Prpject Runway may get hurt from this.It's tooooo much at the sametime no less.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
They are ruining it!!!
Dbtabm Dbtabm 9 years
I'm very worried about Lifetime getting their hands on this show. Meredith Baxter-Birney will be hosting in no time.
caligirl25 caligirl25 9 years
I don't see why the wannabe model would want to be a wannabe socialite. These people baffle me.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 9 years
My sentiments exactly coachluvr33. and colormesticky! The socialite spin-off idea is cheesy.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Over-saturation will *kill* Project Runway. I'm not liking this news.
amers230 amers230 9 years
waaay overkill. don't networks learn? they kill so many shows by airing them too much or making too many spinoffs. who wants to be a millionaire? seriously. and i still can't see this show on lifetime at all. i kinda hope nbc wins the lawsuit.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
I agree with colormesticky-as long as Tim is there, who cares? I like Michael Kors too, but Nina? Eh, not so much. I actually don't care if Heidi is there.
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
As long as Tim stays, I'm happy. And I don't see any reality show socialite being accepted by the real ones, unless they get to be on TV too.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
And who is going to host the pygmalion show? a Brit probably, and what will they have these Lizas in waiting do? probably horrific things that "socialites" have too.....
bealotus bealotus 9 years
I'll be sad if Nina is not on the show. :(
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