Project Runway wins GLAAD award, giving Tim Gunn his “proudest moment”

Bravo’s Project Runway 3 was named the most outstanding reality program last night by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Tim Gunn accepted the award, and according to a Bravo press release, he said, “I don’t know whether people realize the seminal work of Bravo and, by definition Bravo’s support of the LGBT community. Beginning with ‘Queer Eye’ and transcending to ‘Project Runway’ and ‘Work Out,’ Bravo’s content dispels myths, challenges stereotypes and positions LGBT issues thoughtfully and respectfully. Winning this award is quite possibly my proudest moment.”

Bravo’s president, Lauren Zalaznick, said, “This GLAAD award recognizes Bravo’s commitment to present our diverse and eclectic view of the world through the creativity of our programming.”

The network points out that it had “three of the five nominations in the” category. The other nominated show’s were Bravo’s Work Out and Queer Eye, while The Amazing Race and Big Brother All-Stars (what the hell?) were also nominated.

Bravo’s “Project Runway” Wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Reality Program [Bravo press release]
Patti LaBelle, Tom Ford, Kate Clinton Honored at 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York [GLAAD press release]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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