Another Project Runway all-stars to come, but no more spin-offs

Project Runway is currently filming its 10th season, which debuts July 19, and as part of that, there will be a live runway show tomorrow in Times Square at 8 p.m. ET. And its future includes a second all-star season, but Lifetime is not planning any additional spin-offs, thankfully.

That news comes via Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc, who told Emmy magazine that “the first one is always the best one.” The magazine reports that “no new spin-offs are planned,” but that we can “expect a second outing of All Stars,” according to executive producer Harvey Weinstein.

Elsewhere in the article, Weinstein reveals more about the 2008-2009 battle to move the show from Bravo to Lifetime. He claims it “was much more amicable than the press reported.” He said that they “gave these guys [NBC Universal] very minimal dollars to settle–$3 million–with a $100 million contract at Lifetime. It was a cheap price to pay not to go to court again.”

Meanwhile, Tim Gunn has something interesting to say about his show’s former network home: “Bravo has evolved in such a manner that I think we’re too feel-good for Bravo. Project Runway is a feel-good show.”

Calling Runway “feel-good” is a bit too much bullshit for me, but I can’t help thinking that Tim’s analysis of Bravo’s evolution is spot-on.

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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