In fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out—the same goes for TV apparently, since Project Runway is heading back to Bravo.
After a decade on Lifetime, everyone’s favorite fashion reality show will return to the network where it aired its first five seasons, from 2004-2008, in the aftermath of The Weinstein Co. declaring bankruptcy.
After the sexual harassment allegations raised about co-founder Harvey Weinstein came to light, Lifetime’s parent company A+E said that Weinstein’s actions prompted The Weinstein Co. to terminate its contract for the series. Bravo then picked up the show for its 17th season.
Andy Cohen made the announcement today at NBC’s upfront presentation in New York. A deal was struck between Bravo and Lantern Entertainment, which acquired The Weinstein Co.’s assets on May 8.
Weinstein’s estranged wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, is a judge on the spinoff show, Project Runway All-Stars. Last Thursday, Vogue.com published Anna Wintour’s editor’s letter where she shared her support for Chapman in the wake of the allegations against Weinstein.