Production wraps on Project Runway 6, which used fake Mood, has less Kors and Garcia

NBC Universal is still fighting in court over the future of Bravo’s marquee series–on Friday, Lifetime asked for the case to be moved to federal court–but despite that, Project Runway 6 has just completed production in Los Angeles.

Whether or not the lawsuit means the show’s debut is delayed until next summer, there’s troubling news about the actual production, which is now in the producing hands of Real World producers Bunim-Murray.

Besides its move to L.A., judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors “only make a handful of appearances, and that Garcia and Kors appear in even fewer episodes together,” according to Women’s Wear Daily, which cites anonymous “sources close to the production.”

In addition, WWD says that because “the Los Angeles Mood Fabrics was an hour away from the shoot sites,” “the crew filmed some of the scenes at a fake ‘Mood’ storefront at a different shop.” Both Lifetime and The Weinstein Company, which produces the show, didn’t comment about either claim.

Maybe Tim Gunn’s nervousness was justifiable after all, even if Lifetime’s president said there was nothing to worry about.

Lifetime tries to move ‘Runway’ suit [Variety]
Memo Pad: ‘Project Runway’ Lawsuit… Nicky Haslam’s Fun Shunned…. [Women’s Wear Daily]

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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