Bravo adds a pair of fashion accessories to schedule

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With the future of "Project Runway" unclear, Bravo has found a couple of projects that could take its place.

The network has given a series pickup to "The Fashion Show," which like "Runway" is a creative competition series. One difference between "Runway" and "Fashion" is that the winner of the new series — who will have their designs sold by a retailer — will be chosen by viewers instead of a panel of judges. The series, from 3 Ball Prods., is casting.

Still in development is the similarly themed "Fashion House," a competition series based on a British TV format that was announced in July.

The network also is developing "Celebrity Sew-Off," in which celebrities compete in a design competition to determine who has the ability to launch their own clothing label. Each contestant will be paired with an expert in the project, which is from Lake Paradise Entertainment.

"Runway," which recently wrapped its fifth season, is the subject of a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in April by network parent NBC Universal after producer the Weinstein Co. said that it was moving the series from Bravo to Lifetime. (partialdiff)
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