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NBC Stalls Runway, Readies Copycat

Lifetime switch stalled as Bravo launches Fashion House
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 24, 2008 9:38 AM CDT
Project Runway's Tim Gunn walks with Heidi Klum, who says she hopes the "fantastic" sixth season airs.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – NBC is using its legal muscle to keep Project Runway from airing on Lifetime while it launches a copycat show on its Bravo channel, reports the New York Post's Page Six. Details about Fashion House in Cragslist casting calls make it sound like a replica of the fashion original. The lawsuit against Lifetime and Runway producers claims NBC wasn't allowed first refusal when Lifetime scooped up the show with $150 million, double Bravo's pay.

"I don't want them to fight so much that it doesn't air. The sixth season is fantastic," host Heidi Klum says.

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