NBC and Lifetime Make It Work: "Project Runway" Returns This Summer
Straight from The Associated Press:
"The design-competition series that originally aired on the Bravo network had been mired in a legal struggle involving NBC Universal, which owns Bravo, the Weinstein Co. and the Lifetime channel.
The dispute began last April after NBC Universal sued Weinstein after the production company made a reported $150 million deal with Lifetime for the series that features supermodel Heidi Klum as host.
That lawsuit has been settled. In a statement Wednesday, NBC Universal said Weinstein will pay the media company "for the right to move 'Project Runway' to Lifetime. All parties are pleased with the outcome.'"
Aside from our initial hesitancy to see the show on Lifetime, where we hope contestants will not be forced to made outfits for teenage mothers or Valerie Bertinelli, we can't help but be thrilled to see Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn back in action.
Will the show suffer because it's on a network that airs three after-school specials a day? Only time will tell. For now, we're hoping the next five years of "Project Runway" -- yes, Harvey Weinstein has confirmed there'll be five more years -- listen to the ever-so-wise Papa Gunn and make this new situation work.
-- Channel Surfing staff
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