Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Project Runway... No Longer on Bravo

I am a huge Project Runway addict. Come Wednesday nights during PR season, you'll find me glued to the TV, rooting on my favorite designer (this year my fave was Stella, with my second fave being Joe). And because of PR, I found myself getting caught up in other Bravo shows, like Top Chef, Top Design and Sheer Genius.

But it is the end. The finale of finales. Project Runway will no longer be on Bravo. The Weinstein company sold the franchise to Lifetime. NBC, which owns Bravo, was, to say the least, irritated. Seems they had a clause in their contract giving them the right of first refusal on all future airings, and The Weinsteins didn't give them that before selling. Now a court has declared that Lifetime may not show the shows they've taped (ouch!) and NBC has declared that, no matter what happens, the show is done on Bravo.

While I'm sure that Lifetime and NBC will come to some sort of accomodation, in the end Bravo will no longer be airing Project Runway. And that's a pity. Bravo did a marvelous job with the series, and I have to admit to some concerns about how Lifetime would handle it. When (or if, as the case may be) season 6 airs, we'll get to see, since Lifetime has already taped it.

I hope that somehow this issue is resolved in some fashion, and PR is returned to the fans that love it.

In the meanwhile, did you see Wisit's exit from Top Design? Holy moly! The Grand Empress, indeed.

P.S.: If you're a huge fan of these shows, you HAVE to visit Project Rungay and Tom and Lorenzo. Same guys, just one is dedicated to all things fashion and the other is dedicated to whatever runs across their minds, which can be anything from Sheer Genius, Top Chef, Top Design, to Mad Men and their own Musical Mondays (read them if only for the Musical Mondays archive!)

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