Bravo host Andy Cohen made the announcement at NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation in New York on Monday. The popular reality competition series aired on Bravo from 2004-2008 before moving to Lifetime in 2009.
Lifetime had renewed the series for three additional seasons in 2016. But after only one additional season had aired, A+E Networks scrapped plans to air the remaining seasons. The move came in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, as the Weinstein Co. owns “Project Runway” and its spinoffs. In a court filing, A+E alleged the Weinstein Co. had failed to operate a workplace within the bounds of the law, failed to notify A+E of potential legal claims, and failed to abide by A+E standards and practices.
“Project Runway” returns to Bravo through an agreement between Bravo Media LLC and Lantern Entertainment LLC, whose bid to acquire the assets of The Weinstein Co., was approved by the Delaware bankruptcy court on May 8. The deal is subject to Lantern closing that acquisition.
So on the bright side, we get to keep Project Runway.
But on the down side, it’s on the misogyny network.