Finally: Project Runway New Season Details Released

April 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Features, Prime Time, Project Runway

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0000045571_20080109115320Fashion reality show “Project Runway” will finally return to TV on the Lifetime cable channel, Lifetime Television announced today. It beat out NBC Universal (that owns Bravo) to claim the hugely popular fashion series. The show will air on August 20th.

The 6th season will still be hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, the stylish “mentor” to the show’s upstart young designers, was stalled by months of legal battles after creators wanted to take the show to a new network, presumably to get more ad money from a larger station.

The suit was finally put to rest when The Weinstein Co. agreed to pay NBC cash (not disclosed and probably a lot) to move the series to Lifetime. The show’s last season concluded in October 2008.

If you’ve taken up residence under a rock the last 5 years, here’s the skinny on this one: “Project Runway” follows the ups and downs of 16 fashion designers hoping to win cash, acclaim and the ability to start up their own fashion companies by competing in a series of challenges.