Ms. Zalaznick played it cool and earnest during her network's upfront presentation to press this morning in New York. Of the lawsuit NBC Universal filed last week against the Weinstein Co. over the rights to "Project Runway," Ms. Zalaznick could only officially offer a "no comment." She pointed to reports from yesterday's Lifetime upfront, during which Harvey Weinstein offered three years of servitude to Jeff Zucker as a peace offering for moving Bravo's top-rated show to Lifetime.
"Harvey [Weinstein] was supposed to be here, but as you reported yesterday, Jeff [Zucker] has four kids to take to school, cars to drive and all those windows to clean, so he may not make it," Ms. Zalaznick said.
"Project Runway" will be back for one more season on Bravo in July. Also coming this summer are new seasons of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "Flipping Out" and "Shear Genius," with second seasons also on deck for "Top Design," "The Real Housewives of New York City" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," slated for later in the year.