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'Runway' suit settled; show moving to Lifetime

After months in limbo, design-competition series "Project Runway" — which originally aired on Bravo — has a new home at Lifetime.
/ Source: The Associated Press

After months in limbo, "Project Runway" has a new home at Lifetime.

The design-competition series that originally aired on the Bravo network had been mired in a legal struggle involving NBC Universal, which owns Bravo, the Weinstein Co. and the Lifetime channel. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture between NBC Universal and Microsoft.)

The dispute began last April after NBC Universal sued Weinstein after the production company made a reported $150 million deal with Lifetime for the series that features supermodel Heidi Klum as host.

That lawsuit has been settled. In a statement Wednesday, NBC Universal said Weinstein will pay the media company "for the right to move `Project Runway' to Lifetime. All parties are pleased with the outcome.'"

“I couldn’t be more excited that Lifetime will bring its viewers an amazing, all-new season of ‘Project Runway’ this summer,” Andrea Wong, President and CEO, Lifetime Networks said in a statement released to Access Hollywood. “All of us at Lifetime are thrilled to move forward with Heidi, Tim, Nina, Michael, The Weinstein Company and the entire ‘Project Runway’ team.”