'Project Runway' spawns two spinoffs

May 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Lifetime Network, new home of the popular U.S. reality series, "Project Runway," said it is developing two "Runway" spinoffs.

One project would feature popular former "Runway" contestants Santino Rice and Austin Scarlett, while the other project would feature the reality show's host, Heidi Klum, and her pop-star husband, Seal, Variety reported Thursday.

Both of the new shows were developed at Lifetime by Executive Vice President JoAnn Alfano, the network said.

"Project Runway" had somewhat disappointing ratings since its move to Lifetime from Bravo, although it did spawn "Models of the Runway."

The Santino-Austin series will follow the two designers as they search for women needing a fashion makeover, Variety reported. Austin, one of the finalists in the series' first cycle in 2004 on Bravo, is known for his over-the-top appearance, while Santino, known for his spot-on imitation of "Runway" mentor Tim Gunn, was second runner-up in the show's second season.

In the Klum-Seal project, tentatively titled "Love's Divine," the couple would travel across the country to help couples needing coaching, the network said.

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