If the Bravo network has its way, Project Runway won't be airing new episodes on Lifetime any time soon. It was announced earlier this year that the show was making the move over to Lifetime, but it hasn't been sitting well with NBC Universal, who filed a preliminary injunction that prevents the Weinstein Co. from
moving Project Runway from NBCU-owned Bravo to Lifetime next year.
They said in a statement, "NBC Universal is pleased that the court granted our motion for a preliminary injunction against the Weinstein Company. The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that the Weinstein Company violated NBC Universal's right of first refusal to future cycles of Project Runway. After hearing all of the evidence, the court issued an order prohibiting the Weinstein Company from taking the show or any spin-off to Lifetime."
Lifetime responded by saying, "We are disappointed with the court's decision to grant the preliminary injunction against the Weinstein Company.
It's unfortunate that the people hurt most by this ongoing dispute are the loyal fans of Project Runway. In the meantime, "Lifetime will pursue all measures to uphold its valid and binding agreement reached with the Weinstein Company for Season 6 of Project Runway."
While we never really saw the hit show on a network like Lifetime in the first place, we can't live without it at all! So we really hope they work hard on figuring out this mess before the new season begins in early '09.