Project Runway is making its way back to Bravo for season 17.
Bravo launched Project Runway in 2004 and continued to air the fashion competition series through 2008. After airing on Lifetime, the show now returns to Bravo for season 17.
An agreement was between Bravo Media and Lantern Entertainment, whose bid to acquire the assets of The Weinstein Company (which includes Project Runway) was approved by the Delaware bankruptcy court on May 8. The deal is subject to Lantern closing that acquisition. In addition, Bravo and Lantern have agreed to develop other unscripted projects for Bravo and other networks in the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio.
“We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began,” said Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo’s DNA, and Project Runway perfectly captures that. This franchise will be an important cornerstone to complement Bravo’s original premium scripted and unscripted slate, and we expect it to drive the same level of fan-dom and passion as we experienced last time it was on Bravo.”
“As we anticipate formally completing the acquisition process, the opportunity to return Project Runway to its original home at Bravo and foster a long-term and productive partnership with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment is an exciting first step for Lantern Entertainment,” said co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic. “We share Bravo’s enthusiasm to reinvigorate the series and are incredibly grateful for everyone who has had a hand in making Project Runway the flagship franchise that it is today.”