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Project Runway 6

What Magical Elves think of Lifetime’s version of Project Runway, the show they created

Besides having the best name in the reality TV production world, Magical Elves are responsible for a lot of other compelling series, from Bands on the Run (remember that?) to Top Chef. But they created a genre of reality television with Project Runway, and last fall, their show left their control as it moved to …

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Lifetime’s Project Runway finale down from Bravo, but was 2009’s top cable reality show

After a spectacular debut that was up 44 percent over Bravo, Lifetime’s version of Project Runway concluded with an episode that just barely surpassed its record-breaking opening episode, and was down from the season five season finale on Bravo–though not by as much as some would have you believe. And really, that just continues the …

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Lifetime’s Project Runway 6 finds a winner, and it’s not viewers

Seven months after the three finalists presented collections at Fashion Week, Project Runway 6 ended, with the win going to Irina Shabayeva. Although Heidi told her the judges were “disappointed in [her] lack of color,” Michael Kors said Irina had “the best sense of showmanship.” After she won, Heidi told her that her collection was …

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Why Lifetime’s lifeless Project Runway is like the first Harry Potter movie

When Project Runway 6 first debuted on Lifetime, I was impressed. I’d been worried about the change of networks, never mind the change of locations from New York to L.A. But I mostly wasn’t convinced that the production company responsible for Real World could reproduce what Magical Elves created while inventing an entire subgenre and …

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