Tim Gunn wasn’t paid for Project Runway’s first season, made $2,500 an episode for season two

Tim Gunn was paid just $2,500 an episode for season two of Project Runway, but that’s a lot more than the zero dollars he received for the show’s first season. That’s according to Harvey Weinstein, who said that in court as part of his testimony in the pending lawsuit over the show’s sixth season, according to The New York Daily News’ Rush & Molloy.

For his trouble, Tim was threatened with an injunction when he tried to mention the show in his book. Of course, Tim had a full-time job during the show’s first season, as he was working at Parsons at the time, and last year got poached by Liz Claiborne. Still, he’s indisputably the show’s breakout star, and the cheap bastards at Bravo and the Weinstein Company should be ashamed.

Also in testimony revelations, NBC Universal’s Jeff Zucker “was questioned under oath about an e-mail he’d sent telling Bravo execs to show marathon reruns of ‘Project Runway’ in the same time slot that Lifetime plans to air the new show’s season in November,” according to the Daily News. “He was proud of the plan, explaining, ‘I’m a competitive guy.'”

Tim Gunn’s ‘Run’-pay: Thin’s in [New York Daily News]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.