Friday night, New York State Supreme Court judge Richard Lowe blocked the Weinstein Co. from moving Project Runway from Bravo to Lifetime. The Weinstein Co. is appealing the decision, so the show could end up at Lifetime after all, but meanwhile: Production on the sixth season of PR has begun. Despite the fact that the show doesn't have a network.What does this mean for Nina Garcia? For Tim Gunn? For Marie Claire, the magazine taking over the role previously played by Elle on the show? What about guest judge Lindsay Lohan? What about the contestants??? Lately, the show seems a little… uninspired. But the concept: To showcase emerging talent in the fashion world, to give the designers "challenges" in a way that allows the audience to witness a garment go from thought to sketch to runway — is still really powerful entertainment. It's too bad all the product placement and money troubles cloud the vision. Maybe the show should go to a pay channel, like HBO, where, ironically, it could really run free? Let's just say you were Harvey Weinstein: How would you save Project Runway? Do you think it can be saved? Bad News All Around... [WWD]
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