After a yearlong battle, the fate of "Project Runway" has finally been settled. The show, formerly on Bravo, will officially make its new home at Lifetime. The design contest had been tied up in a legal struggle involving NBC Universal (which owns Bravo), the Weinstein Company, and Lifetime.
Lifetime is saying that the delayed sixth season of "Project Runway" will begin this summer. And Bravo plans to launch "The Fashion Show," its successor to "Runway," on May 7.
The dispute started last April when NBC Universal sued the Weinstein production company (which owns "Runway") after it made a reported $150 million deal with Lifetime for the series. Weinstein will pay NBC an undisclosed fee, acknowledging it improperly sold the show to a competitive network without giving NBC a chance to match the offer. According to an NBC statement, "All parties are pleased with the outcome."
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