Posted: Apr 23, 2009 10:12 am
Project Runway’ to Return in August
Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
Published: April 21, 2009
In an announcement that will both delight and perplex fans of the fashion reality show “Project Runway,” the Lifetime Channel said on Tuesday that it had set a premiere date for the new season, but it won’t come until August. The debut of the sixth season of “Project Runway,” scheduled for Aug. 20, has been delayed for months by litigation between the Weinstein Company, which produces the show, and NBC Universal, the parent company of Bravo, which broadcast its first five seasons. This month the Weinstein Company paid an undisclosed settlement to NBC Universal. A spokeswoman for the Weinstein Company said that despite the settlement, the company did not concede that it had acted improperly in selling “Project Runway” to Lifetime.