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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Project Runway Season 6 Set for Lifetime

This time it's not an April Fool's! Project Runway is actually set to return in the summer on Lifetime. Click here for the report from Variety. The Weinstein Company has agreed to pay NBC Universal a settlement fee.

Our friends at Full Picture confirmed the story for us right after it broke. (We were concerned with the story coming out so late in the day on April 1st.)

UPDATE: According to a statement in the LA Times from Harvey Weinstein, 5 YEARS of Project Runway is part of the deal with Lifetime.

UPDATE: Tim Gunn just called Laura K. and is thrilled to hear the news about Season 6. When asked for a quote he said, "Words cannot adequately express how ecstatic I am."

UPDATE: Here's the statement from Lifetime president Andrea Wong:

I couldn't be more excited that Lifetime will bring its viewers an amazing, all-new season of Project Runway this summer. As the highest-rated cable network for women, Lifetime is the perfect home for this outstanding program as well as its companion series Models of the Runway. All of us at Lifetime are thrilled to move forward with Heidi, Tim, Nina, Michael, The Weinstein Company and the entire Project Runway team.

More to come, stay tuned!