November 17, 2016

December 2016 Premiere Highlights



More than a decade after Project Runway rocked the fashion world, Lifetime’s Emmy®-nominated series returns for its milestone fifteenth season. Year after year, Project Runway hopefuls have competed stitch by stitch for the chance to make their mark on the world of fashion. Having propelled aspiring designers into the style spotlight, Project Runway has left no sequin un-sewn. Continuing to uphold the runway legacy, this celebratory season will take fashion to a whole other level with 16 new designers. Determining whether they’ve created a fashion feat or faux pas are returning judges Heidi Klum, Marie Claire’s creative director Nina Garcia, creative director for Brooks Brother Women, fashion designer Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn, who once again will have the power to “save” one designer from elimination.


To help decide which designer will be crowned fashion royalty and who will be “cut” from the competition are guest judges, actresses Priyanka Chopra, Emily Ratajkowski, Nina Dobrev, Camilla Belle, Jaime King, Shiri Appleby, Sabrina Carpenter and Carly Chaiken. Additional influencers joining the judges panel are The Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, Project Runway Junior judge Kelly Osbourne, model Lucky Blue Smith and Editor in Chief of Marie Claire, Anne Fulenwider.


Premiere: To Be Announced (#1511)


  • Airs Thursday, December 1 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)


premiere: to be announced (#1512)


  • Airs Thursday, December 8 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)


Finale, Part 1 (#1513)


  • Airs Thursday, December 15 at 9:00PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)


Finale, Part 2 (#1514) Season Finale!


  • Airs Thursday, December 22 at 8:00PM-9:30PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.



“Project Runway: Fashion Startup”


Fashion and entrepreneurialism are brought to a whole new level with Lifetime’s Project Runway: Fashion Startup. The series showcases aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their budding ventures.


The panel includes Katia Beauchamp, the Co-Founder & CEO of beauty retailer Birchbox; tech marketplace maven and Founder and CEO of plus-size clothing rental startup Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker; celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff; and business mentor of the CFDA Incubator program, CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC, Gary Wassner. With their own time and money on the line, the experts give each entrepreneur tough love and sage advice as they pitch their concepts with hopes of securing an investment. With so much at stake, Project Runway: Fashion Startup could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for some, or the end of a dream for others. Special appearances by renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger; Founder and President of the Rodial Group, Maria Hatzistefanis; Co-Founder of SoulCycle, Julie Rice; and Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder and Head of Logistics at Rent the Runway, will be made throughout the series, among others.


They’re Ripping You Off (#106)


  • Airs Thursday, December 1 at 10:32PM-11:32PM (ET/PT)
  • A young mother puts everything on the line to make her homemade business a success while a cancer survivor pitches a company inspired by her battle against the disease. Two entrepreneurs get the opportunity to pitch their product to HSN.


Entrepreneurs are the New Rock Stars (#107)


  • Airs Thursday, December 8 at 10:32PM-11:32PM (ET/PT)
  • One entrepreneur claims to have found the Fountain of Youth while the investors question another entrepreneur's business chops. One entrepreneur faces a tough decision when two investors make a very unusual offer.


On Point (#108) Season Finale!


  • Airs Thursday, December 15 at 11:02PM-12:02AM (ET/PT)
  • An International team of entrepreneurs impress the investors with a major upgrade to an everyday accessory while two moms seek to break down barriers with their rough and tumble girls clothing line.  The founders of Soul Cycle, Julie Rice and Jenny Fleiss give one entrepreneur some invaluable intel on how to build a business.








Named Favorite Reality Show by the Kids’ Choice Awards, Lifetime’s hit docuseries Dance Moms (#DanceMoms) returns for its seventh season with new episodes, new dance moves and of course, the infamous Abby Lee Miller. 



Abby's Worst Nightmare (#702)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Abby challenges the Junior Elites to a head-to-head competition and makes big changes to the team.  In the hopes of finding her super team, Abby sends some girls home and brings in two new girls.  But, when Abby's biggest rival returns, the moms worry about her ability to hold it all together.


Return of The Rotten Apples (#703)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Abby and the ALDC bring an edgy group routine, inspired by Kalani's 16th birthday, to this week's competition hoping to overtake Cathy and her Candy Apples for the second week in a row.  Kendall dances a Maddie-esque solo determined to beat Nicaya.


premiere: to be announced (#704)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)


premiere: to be announced (#705)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 27 at 9:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)







Series Premiere!



KNOCKED UP chronicles the journeys of three women who are having the time of their lives as their careers are just about to take off.  Living carefree and enjoying being single ladies, the lives of Akiitha, Katie and Audra are turned upside down when they discover they are pregnant after one night of fun. As they prepare for their special deliveries, they must all make major life decisions as they deal with their surprise pregnancies and get ready for life’s greatest adventure, motherhood. Totally unprepared for babies at this time in their lives, all three need to re-think their living situations, relocate, cope with the father’s involvement (or lack thereof), all the while dealing with their ever changing bodies and intense emotional ups-and-downs of being pregnant.


Audra (#101)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 6 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • A night with an old friend has a surprise ending for reformed party girl, Audra, when she discovers she’s pregnant.   When the baby’s father refuses to be involved, Audra makes the tough choice to raise the baby on her own, despite concerns from friends and family.



Katie (#103)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 13 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Katie, who has always had relationships with women, unexpectedly becomes pregnant after a one night stand with a man. Shortly after this discovery, she falls in love with the woman of her dreams, and struggles to balance the relationship with the challenges of first time parenting.  Can Katie make her fairy tale come true?



Akiitha (#102)


  • Airs Tuesday, December 20 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Akiitha, a social worker living in New Orleans, was surprised when a night out on Bourbon Street with a flight attendant leaves her pregnant.  Everything in her life is up in the air, but when the baby’s father says he’s on board to co-parent, Akiitha’s hopes soar.  Will their new relationship survive the challenges of raising an infant?





Lifetime’s “little” premieres continue with the special limited docuseries, Little Weddings (#LittleWeddings.) LITTLE WEDDINGS follows the McInturff Family who run Sassy Bash Events, a full service events company specializing in creating magical moments for little people in love.


The big stress of planning LITTLE WEDDINGS is no match for Sassy Bash Events owner Kelly and her siblings Kacy, TJ and Kensey.  They bend over backwards to ensure nuptials go off without a hitch for their little clients, even when emotions run high as they balance the everyday challenges of being little and the inevitable power struggles that come when working with family. Little people weddings pose their own unique challenges and there’s no team better to give couples the best big day ever, but can they make it to the altar without big drama?



LITTLE PEOPLE PROBLEMS (#103) Season Finale!


  • Airs Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
  • With another successful wedding under her belt, Kelly is in for the ultimate challenge: planning the perfect wedding for her brother TJ and his fiancée Jamie.  Things seem to be running smoothly until TJ surprises Kelly by adding 50 extra guests two weeks before the event, which leads to the rental vendor dropping out. Kelly races to make everything perfect and make her “Groomzilla” brother’s special day a success.








Lifetime's popular franchise heads to The Lone Star State with  Little Women: Dallas (#LittleWomenDallas). When Bri Barlup and Emily Fernandez move from Atlanta to Texas after dealing with some hard times, they are ready to shake things up with a whole group of new little ladies who prove that although everything is not always “bigger” in Texas, the drama certainly is!





  • Airs Wednesday, December 7 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Brichelle attempts to apologize the group, but the girls aren’t ready to forgive and forget.  Asta’s Cosplay party is cut short when Caylea gets a surprise visit from someone.


MAN UP (#107)


  • Airs Wednesday, December 14 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Asta finally goes in for genetic testing to find out what kind of dwarfism she has. Meanwhile, Tiffani runs into problems with Austin, while Amanda reconnects with an old flame.


HELLO! GOODBYE! (#108)  Season Finale!


  • Airs Wednesday, December 21 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • When their relationship hits a rocky patch, Tiffani sends Austin packing.  After reuniting, Amanda and her ex get serious.  And tension rises between Asta and Emily over their new business venture.




“PROJECT RUNWAY: JUNIOR” Season 2 Premiere!


Move over millennials! Make way for Generation Z with the second season of  PROJECT RUNWAY:  JUNIOR.  Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn and fellow co-host, supermodel Hannah Jeter, are once again joined by returning judges; fashion designers Kelly Osbourne and Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai to find the freshest force to be reckoned with in the fashion world.  Ages 13 to 17, these PROJECT RUNWAY: JUNIOR designers prove amazing talent develops at a young age.




  • Airs Thursday, December 22 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • Twelve young designers meet in New York City to compete on Project Runway: Junior. Their first challenge starts immediately. Hannah Jeter hosts along with co-host and mentor Tim Gunn. Christian Siriano, Kelly Osbourne and Aya Kanai judge.




  • Airs Thursday, December 29 at 10:02PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)
  • When the designers meet Tim and Hannah at a rooftop pool they quickly realize that they are in for their first unconventional materials challenge! Some are excited and some are scared!






“HEAVEN SENT” (U.S. Television Premiere)


·        Premieres Saturday, December 3, at 8:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)

·        It's Christmastime as hopelessly romantic artist Billy Taylor and a sharp beautiful businesswoman Maire are coming to the end of their nine year marriage. Billy's fight for Maire to stay after their heart-wrenching loss is all but over. Until... their silent pleas summon an answer in the form of a mischievous little miracle - an eight-year-old runaway from heaven who takes it upon herself to re-kindle the once intimate friendship and romance by any means necessary.

·        Stars Christian Kane, Marley Shelton, Mallory James Mahoney, Ernie Hudson and Ryan McPartlin. (2016)



“A CHRISTMAS WEDDING DATE” (Lifetime Premiere)


·        Premieres Saturday, December 10, at 8:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)

·        After being fired from her high-powered job, Rebecca heads back home to see her mom, Shirley, and attend her friend’s small-town wedding on Christmas Eve. Initially convinced that the trip is a terrible mistake, especially her botched romantic conversation with former beau, Chad , Rebecca soon learns that, indeed, you can go home again, and, again -- until you get it right.

·        Stars Marla Sokoloff, Chris Carmack and George Wendt. (2016)









·        Premieres Monday, December 12, 9:00PM-11:02PM (ET/PT)

·        Billboard has announced it will honor Madonna with its 2016 Woman of the Year award. The seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress will receive the honor at the 11th annual WOMEN IN MUSIC event, taking place December 9 in New York City, and airing nationally on Lifetime on December 12.  The star-studded event is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s hotly anticipated Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.

·        Additional Billboard 2016 WOMEN IN MUSIC honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.




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