Project Runway sponsors get “on-air integration as well as significant online presence”

Bravo has signed four major sponsors for Project Runway 4, and they will all get “on-air integration as well as significant online presence,” Mediaweek reports. And “each sponsor brand will receive unique positioning.” In other words, get ready for some product placement.

L’Oréal, TRESemmé, and Elle return as sponsors, with TRESemmé providing “the grand prize of $100,000.” Besides the two personal care companies, Bluefly.com and Saturn are the other two brands that will be whored throughout the series. L’Oréal is giving $10,000 to a viewer’s choice prize, while new sponsor Bluefly is paying for the $10,000 “fan favorite” prize.

In addition, Bravo “has also finalized sponsorship packages with an endemic (sewing-machine manufacturer Brother International) and a packaged-goods purveyor (The Hershey Company),” Mediaweek reports.

Bravo Signs On ‘Runway’ Sponsors [Mediaweek]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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