| puchi wrote:|
I wonder why Bravo gave it up?
It was like a soap opera. Bravo didnt give it up. The owners of the show, Weinstein Company, sold it to Lifetime.
NBC/Bravo got mad because Harvey Weinstein didnt give NBC a chance to counter the offer that Lifetime gave Weinstein. NBC sued Weinstein, Lifetime sued NBC. it was a whole huge mess.
NBC said Weinstein breached a contract, when things werent going their way NBC got mad and didnt promote season 5 hoping that ratings fall and even if Season 6 Runway moves to Lifetime it had lost viewers by then. NBC really wanted to kill Runway (if they cant have it, no one else can, or if someone else gets it, its dead by then)
NBC then cobbled up The Fashion Show to counter Runway but Lifetime decided to wait and air Runway AFTER The Fashion Show was finished. and apparently Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland dont have the chemistry of Heidi and Tim Gunn
this battle was almost as good as The Young and The Restless