It seems like a random coincidence, but after missing new episode of Project Runway this ratings season I started watching Project Runway Season 5 again – then a few hours later it was announced that Project Runway has been cleared to air season 6 on the Lifetime channel.
After almost a year of legal disputes, WWD reports that NBC Universal, parent of Project Runway’s former home Bravo, the parties “resolved their disputes” with the The Weinstein Co. to “pay NBCU for the right to move Project Runway to Lifetime.”
So stay close to your TV’s for the premier this northern hemisphere summer – Michael Kors, Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia will be back for another season of designer challenges and crazy characters.
According to the report, Lifetime reportedly paid between $150 million and $200 million for “Project Runway” for a five-year deal – which means Project Runway should run until season 10, or 2013 if one season is aired per year.
By then where will the likes of Christian Siriano and Austin Scarlett be America’s next top designer?
[Updated] Season 6 of Project Runway will air on Lifetime from August 20, 2009.