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Project Runway's Summer Return

Looks like reality TV is even more dramatic when the cameras aren’t rolling: Project Runway, the cutthroat fashion reality program that pits wannabe designers against each another, has finally extricated itself from a yearlong legal deadlock that left loyal viewers bereft. The show’s sixth season will air this summer on Lifetime, the cable channel for women, and leave Bravo, which is owned by NBC Universal. NBC sued the show’s producer, The Weinstein Company, when it announced it would be moving the popular show, but Weinsteins countersued, saying NBC didn’t properly promote the show’s fifth season. Not to be outdone, Lifetime sued both parties. The Weinstein Company will now have to pay NBC for moving the show, and Lifetime will also be home to spinoff shows Models of the Runway and Project Pygmalion.