Lawsuit doesn't seem to have changed 'Project Runway'

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Lawsuit doesn't seem to have changed 'Project Runway'

Fri Jul 31, 2009 @ 07:07PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Why are we so interested in a fashion design competition?

If you'll recall, after the Weinstein Co. announced the surprising move of "Project Runway" from Bravo to Lifetime last year, NBC Universal filed a breach of contract claim and won an injunction to prevent the move. Lifetime intervened in the case, and the whole yarn on the show almost unraveled before the parties were able to stitch together a settlement in April.

Much speculation has followed about whether the show would be the same or undergo some kind of makeover to satisfy the litigation settlement. But from the looks of the trailer (below), the producers seem to have gone out of their way to assure fans that all the familiar elements will remain the same.

And oh yeah, Bravo still has its Project Runway website up live.

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