Seems Project Runway is on hiatus for the time being…
According to an NBC Press Release, “NBC Universal is pleased that the court granted our motion for a preliminary injunction against The Weinstein Company. The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that The Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal’s right of first refusal to future cycles of Project Runway. After hearing all of the evidence, the court issued an order prohibiting The Weinstein Company from taking the show or any spin-off to Lifetime.”
Hm, sad news, though I must say that I’m kind’ve over these reality shows that are great for TV, but don’t produce any real stars in their industry. Remember this NY Magazine article on the stars of Bravo?
From the article, “With shows like Project Runway and Top Chef, the Bravo cable channel skillfully packages the fantasy that gifted amateurs can break into the big time. But make no mistake: It is a fantasy.” Read the article here.