‘Project Runway’ Switches Production Companies (Exclusive)

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“Project Runway” is switching production companies, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz’s new venture, Alfred Street Industries, taking over for their former company, Magical Elves, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The fashion competition ended its 18th season in March and has not formally been renewed by Bravo for a 19th, though casting for the new season began in February and an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap the Season 19 is in the very early stages at the cable channel — having been stalled by the pandemic, like almost every other TV series — but that Alfred Street Industries will be producing the new episodes once they can begin production.

Cutforth and Lipsitz produced “Project Runway” through Magical Elves from 2004 to 2009 during its first turn on Bravo, with the duo and their production company leaving the fashion competition series when it relocated to Lifetime. During the Lifetime years, the show was produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray. Cutforth, Lipsitz and Magical Elves returned to “Project Runway” when it came back to Bravo in 2019.

Cutforth and Lipsitz founded Magical Elves in 2001 and the company was acquired by British production group Tinopolis in 2014. The producing pair exited Magical Elves in February 2019 and launched their new outfit, Alfred Street Industries, in May of that year, with Casey Kriley and Jo Sharon taking over as co-CEOs of Magical Elves.

“Project Runway” was created by Eli Holzman and hosted by Heidi Klum from 2004 to 2017, with Tim Gunn acting as the designers’ mentor. Klum and Gunn exited the show ahead of its 17th season, its first back on Bravo, for a new fashion competition series Amazon, “Making the Cut.” For the last two seasons, Karlie Kloss has replaced Klum as “Project Runway’s” host and Christian Siriano, the winner of Season 4, has taken over for Gunn as mentor. Judges for Season 18 included Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth.

Representatives for Alfred Street Industries, Magical Elves and Bravo did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Summer TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)

  • Summer is here and with everyone staying at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re imagining your plans for this July and August have more to do with TV listings than they did in years past. Luckily, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering this summer, even though there are fewer than usual, due to pandemic-forced production shutdowns. But the list still includes some big titles like “The Twilight Zone” and “The Umbrella Academy,” plus original shows for new streaming services HBO Max and Peacock. Click through TheWrap’s gallery to see which series will be premiering this summer and when.

    The CW/HBO Max/Netflix/TNT

  • Showtime

  • Series:  “Perry Mason”   Net: HBO    Premiere Date: Sunday, June 21    Time: 9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series: “Yellowstone”    Net: Paramount Network    Premiere Date: Sunday, June 21    Time: 9 p.m.

    Paramount Network

  • Series: “NOS4A2”    Net: AMC/BBC America    Premiere Date: Sunday, June 21   Time: 10 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “B90 Strikes Back!”    Net:  TLC     Premiere Date:  Monday, June 22      Time: 8 p.m.

    TLC

  • Series:  “Greenleaf”   Net: OWN    Premiere Date: Tuesday, June 23    Time: 9 p.m.

    OWN

  • Series:  “Celebrity Show-Off”    Net:  TBS   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, June 23    Time: 10 p.m.

    TBS

  • Series:  “Doom Patrol”    Net: HBO Max/DC Universe    Premiere Date: Thursday, June 25    

    DC Universe/HBO Max

  • Series:  “Search Party”    Net: HBO Max    Premiere Date: Thursday, June 25  

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “The Twilight Zone”    Net: CBS All Access    Premiere Date: Thursday, June 25   

    CBS All Access

  • Series:  “Dark”     Net:   Netflix    Premiere Date:  Saturday, June 27     

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Black Monday”   Net: Showtime    Premiere Date:   Sunday, June 28  Time: 8 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:  “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”    Net: HBO    Premiere Date:  Sunday, June 28   Time: 10 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “Unsolved Mysteries”    Net: Netflix     Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 1     

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Marriage Boot Camp”    Net: We TV    Premiere Date: Thursday, July 2    Time: 9 p.m.

     

    We TV

  • Series:  “Carl Weber’s The Family Business”    Net:  BET+        Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 2        Time: 9 p.m.

    BET+

  • Series:  “The Baby-Sitters Club”    Net: Netflix    Premiere Date: Friday, July 3    

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Hanna”    Net: Amazon Prime Video    Premiere Date:  Friday, July 3  

    Amazon Prime Video

  • Series:  “Outcry”    Net: Showtime    Premiere Date: Sunday, July 5     Time: 10 p.m.

     

    Showtime

  • Series:  “Stateless”      Net:  Netflix       Premiere Date:  Wednesday, July 8     

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Tough as Nails”    Net: CBS    Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 8     Time: 9 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Close Enough”    Net: HBO Max    Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 9    

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Expecting Amy”   Net: HBO Max    Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 9     

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Cannonball”    Net:  USA        Premiere Date:   Thursday, July 9       Time: 8 p.m.

    USA

  • Series:  “Chrisley Knows Best”    Net:  USA     Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 9        Time: 9 p.m.

    USA

  • Series:  “Greatness Code”    Net: Apple TV+    Premiere Date:    Friday, July 10   

    Apple TV+

  • Series:  “Little Voice”    Net: Apple TV+    Premiere Date:    Friday, July 10    

    Apple TV+

  • Series:  “P-Valley”    Net: Starz    Premiere Date: Sunday, July 12     Time: 9 p.m.

    Starz

  • Series:  “Brave New World”    Net: Peacock    Premiere Date:     Wednesday, July 15   

    Peacock

  • Series:  “The Capture”    Net: Peacock    Premiere Date:   Wednesday, July 15   

    Peacock

  • Series:  “In Deep With Ryan Lochte”    Net: Peacock     Premiere Date:  Wednesday, July 15    Time: N/A

    Peacock

  • Series:  “Intelligence”    Net: Peacock    Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 15  

     

    Peacock

  • Series:  “Married at First Sight”    Net:  Lifetime       Premiere Date:  Wednesday, July 15         Time:  8 p.m.

    Lifetime

  • Series:  “United We Fall”    Net:  ABC        Premiere Date:  Wednesday, July 15        Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “The House of Ho”  Net: HBO Max    Premiere Date:   Thursday, July 16  

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Killer Camp”    Net:   The CW       Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 16        Time:  8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Absentia”    Net:  Amazon Prime Video        Premiere Date:  Friday, July 17     

    Amazon Prime Video

  • Series:  “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness”    Net:  TNT     Premiere Date: Sunday, July 19    Time: 9 p.m.

    TNT

  • Series:  “Room 104”     Net: HBO     Premiere Date:     Friday, July 24    Time: 11 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “Last Chance U”    Net:   Netflix       Premiere Date:  Tuesday, July 28    

    Netflix

  • Series:  “The Dog House”   Net: HBO Max     Premiere Date: Thursday, July 30    

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy”    Net:   Netflix       Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 30      

    Netflix

  • Series:   “The Frayed”   Net: HBO Max    Premiere Date:  Thursday, July 30   

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Muppets Now”     Net: Disney+     Premiere Date: Friday, July 31     

    Disney+

  • Series:  “The Umbrella Academy”     Net: Netflix     Premiere Date: Friday, July 31  

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Real Housewives of Potomac”    Net: Bravo         Premiere Date:  Sunday, Aug. 2        Time: 8 p.m.

    Bravo

  • Series:  “Taskmaster”    Net: The CW         Premiere Date:  Sunday, Aug. 2        Time: 8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Fridge Wars”    Net:  The CW        Premiere Date:   Sunday, Aug. 2       Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “The Fugitive”    Net: Quibi         Premiere Date: Monday, Aug. 3      

    Quibi

  • Series:  “Coroner”    Net:  The CW       Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Aug. 5        Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Selling Sunset”    Net:  Netflix    Premiere Date: Friday, Aug. 7    

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Mapleworth Murders”    Net:  Quibi        Premiere Date:  Monday, Aug. 10     

    Quibi

  • Series:  “Hard Knocks”    Net: HBO         Premiere Date: Tuesday, Aug. 11         Time: 10 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:   “Ted Lasso”     Net:   Apple TV+      Premiere Date: Friday, Aug. 14      

    Apple TV+

  • Series:  “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji”    Net: Amazon Prime Video         Premiere Date:  Friday, Aug. 14      

    Amazon Prime Video

  • Series:  “Dead Pixels”    Net: The CW       Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Aug. 18        Time: 8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Lucifer”    Net:  Netflix        Premiere Date:  Friday, Aug. 21    

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Love Fraud”     Net: Showtime     Premiere Date: Sunday, Aug. 30   Time: 9 p.m.

    Showtime

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Here’s when 58 broadcast, cable and streaming series debut and come back

Summer is here and with everyone staying at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re imagining your plans for this July and August have more to do with TV listings than they did in years past. Luckily, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering this summer, even though there are fewer than usual, due to pandemic-forced production shutdowns. But the list still includes some big titles like “The Twilight Zone” and “The Umbrella Academy,” plus original shows for new streaming services HBO Max and Peacock. Click through TheWrap’s gallery to see which series will be premiering this summer and when.