It's no April Fools' Day joke: Project Runway lives ... on Lifetime!
After months of being tied up in litigation, the popular reality series has been freed from its former home on Bravo and will air its sixth season -- which has already been filmed -- on Lifetime this summer. The Weinstein Company, which produces the show, will pay NBC Universal for the right to move it to another network, according to a statement released by NBC Universal:
"NBC Universal, The Weinstein Company and Lifetime have resolved their disputes. The Weinstein Company will pay NBCU for the right to move Project Runway to Lifetime. All of the parties are pleased with the outcome. Harvey Weinstein added, 'I want to personally congratulate Jeff Zucker and NBCU on their success in the litigation and thank Jeff for resolving this in a professional manner. We look forward to working together on our ongoing projects.'"
Project Runway's sixth season finale was filmed in February during New York Fashion Week, but the designers were kept secret to prevent spoilers.
"All of us at Lifetime are thrilled to move forward with Heidi, Tim, Nina, Michael, The Weinstein Company and the entire Project Runway team," Lifetime president Andrew Wong said in a statement.
Meantime, Bravo's similarly themed The Fashion Show debuts May 7.