Thursday, April 2, 2009

Project Runway returns August 20

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Unless you're living under a rock, or don't check facebook every fifteen minutes like I do, you know Project Runway's long-awaited Season 6 will be premiering August 20. Lifetime announced Wednesday that the legal dispute between Lifetime, NBC Universal (owners of Bravo), and the Weinstein Company, has ended and the sixth season will make its move to Lifetime - with a deal to produce five years worth of episodes.

The new season was filmed in Los Angeles, and Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michaels Kors and Nina Garcia will all return to the show. In other news, Lifetime has announced they will air a spin-off show, Models of the Runway, according to E! Online. It's nice to see the model drama will deservedly get its own spotlight; the model challenges every season seem to tacked-on. Since the viewer's not being let into the model drama, it's always been hard to care about them.

[Image: Courtesy Bravo]

Meanwhile, Bravo is developing its Project Runway ripoff, The Fashion Show, in which teams of designers work to create an entire line instead of individual pieces. Though truth be told, Bravo created Project Runway, so I can hardly blame them for ripping off themselves. Hosts include Isaac Mizrazi (yay!), Kelly Rowland (whaaa?), and Sr. Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis. Check out the contestants via Project Rungay. It includes L.A. designer Andrew Christian, whose underwear line is regularly featured in gay-centric fashion shows in Minneapolis. (LOLing at Merlin!) This looks to be bitchy gay fashion fun.

[Image: Courtesy Bravo]

Regardless, it's Project Runway that's got our panties in a bunch. We're already planning our Project Runway viewing parties. Contestants should be announced "soon," and you just might see a familiar face in the mix!

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