'Project Runway' Tied Up In Court
Season 6 of Project Runway was originally set to begin airing next month, moving from Bravo to Lifetime. Back in April, The Weinstein Company announced they were moving the show to Lifetime but NBC Universal, who owns Bravo, claims that the Weinstein Company is violating their contract rights, and the two companies have been battling in court ever since. Last Friday, Lifetime filed a court motion that the case be moved to a federal court, since the case involved federal copyright issues.  Currently, Project Runway's 6th season is set to air in January of 2009, but all that could change if the court battle continues to rage on.

"[We believe] any issue relating to Lifetime's exclusive right to air future cycles of Project Runway is a matter of federal copyright law and therefore should be heard by a federal court," Lifetime said in a statement last week. "We continue to believe that Lifetime has rights superior to NBCU's claimed right of first refusal on future cycles of Project Runway."

Project Runway has reported wrapped filming on the sixth season this week. The press is reporting that several high profile celebrities will guest judge, including Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, and Rebecca Romijn. Even though Nina Garcia and Michael Kors returned to sit in on the panel for season 6, sources close to the show said that the two will only appear in a handful of episodes and that their screentime has been severely cut.

In more season 6 details, the show filmed in L.A. and the shooting location was over an hour away from Mood, the fabric store that the designers usually shop in. In order to maintain consistency, the show’s crew created a fake Mood storefront to place on the front of a local shop.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TV Guide, WWD Media
(Image courtesy of Bravo)