Bravo's has announced their new show, The Fashion Show which will replace Project Runway. Project Runway has been in litigation between Bravo, Bravo's owner, NBC, and the Weinstein company for nearly a year resulting in a season which was filmed but left unaired in legal limbo. The lawsuit has been settled, Project Runway will be moving to the Lifetime channel where it will begin airing this summer. The Fashion Show Season 1
The Fashion Show premieres on Bravo on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fifteen professional designers will compete in this fashion creative competition series for a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market and win a $125,000 prize.
Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi shares hosting duties with four-time Grammy Award-winning performer and actress Kelly Rowland. Mizrahi and Rowland will also serve as judges alongside fashion luminary and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis.
Each week the designers will be put to the test and will have to face off in two challenges – the Harper's Bazaar Mini Challenge, judged by the magazine's Special Projects Director Laura Brown, and the elimination challenge. In the end, America will choose which contestant will have a clothing line available for retail and win the $125,000 prize.