New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's Summer Programming Highlights

Lifetime has all your summer viewing needs covered with launches of a new dance docuseries SO SHARP, new family docuseries GROWING UP SUPERMODEL, and the newest in the Little Women Franchise, LITTLE WOMEN LA: COUPLES RETREAT. Marking Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut movie, STORY OF A GIRL stars Kevin Bacon and Ryann Shane for a July Premiere.

PROJECT RUNWAY'S Super Sweet 16th Season and NEW Episodes of DANCE MOMS will debut this August. Check out summer programming highlights below:

JULY

Story of a Girl
NEW MOVIE
Starring Ryann Shane, Kevin Bacon and daughter Sosie Bacon
8pm ET/PT on July 23

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick makes her directorial debut with Lifetime's Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr, premiering July 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past. Kevin Bacon, Sosie Bacon and Jon Tenney also star.

Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
NEW SERIES
9pm ET/PT on July 26

Pack your sunscreen and prepare for drama in the tropics, when the Little Women franchise heads to an island resort for Little Women LA: Couples Retreat. From coast to coast, the Little Women cast has dealt with it all when it comes to their love lives. Now at crossroads in their relationships LA's Tonya and Kerwin, Briana and Matt, and Christy and Todd, meet up with Atlanta 's Tiny Twinz Andrea and Amanda and their boyfriends Chris and Jordan. New York's Lila and her new love interest Brian and the Big Appel's Jazim and David, also join the crew. With the help of a relationship guide, the couples work to better themselves, while participating in adventurous excursions that push them out of their comfort zones and force them to face their issues head on. As the curtain is pulled back, some will reach their BREAKING POINT while some may fall deeper in love.

So Sharp
NEW SERIES
10pm ET/PT on July 26

There's a new force to be reckoned with on the dance floor and his name says it all! Todd Sharp is the coach of the University of Louisville Dance Team, the Ladybirds, and he's driven, precise and over-the-top. The team has over 15 national championships under their belt and with this year's nationals fast approaching, Todd will push the ladies to another victory, even if it kills him. More than just a drill sergeant, these elite athletes count on Todd to be their guidance counselor, surrogate father and the "head-bitch-in-charge" who ultimately makes them shine.

AUGUST

Dance Moms
NEW EPISODES
9pm ET/PT on August 1

With Abby Lee Miller's future uncertain, guest choreographers Cheryl Burke, Lauriann Gibson, Aisha Francis and Miranda Maleski step in to help lead the girls to victory. Will this be Abby's last dance? A divide between the OG dancers and the new girls and their moms also come to a head when Christi and Chloe step back onto the dance floor.

Growing Up Supermodel
NEW SERIES
10pm ET/PT on August 15

Growing Up Supermodel follows a new group of hot young models RISKING IT ALL to live up to the careers of their famous parents. With the names and the genes of their gorgeous parents on their side, these celebrity offspring seem destined to make it to the top, but the right DNA is only half the battle in this competitive world. These young models are all finding out that making a career is hard work, and having a famous name is a double-edged sword, creating expectations and burdens at the same time it generates opportunities. Meanwhile, the parents, whose success has paved the way, discover that being a star is much easier than raising one. Growing Up Supermodel follows THE FAMILY dynamics and exciting and unpredictable careers of some of the top young models on the scene today: celebrity daughters Cambrie and Faith Schroder, Atiana De La Hoya (daughter of actress/model Shanna Moakler and boxer Oscar De La Hoya), Arissa Le Brock (daughter of supermodel/actress Kelly Le Brock and actor Steven Seagal), Cairo Peele (daughter of supermodel Beverly Peele), Jake Moritt (son of actress Krista Allen), and Janis Ostojic (son of internationally acclaimed model JD Ostojic).

Project Runway
SEASON 16
8pm ET/PT on August 17

Fashion powerhouses Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen reunite once again for the return of PROJECT RUNWAY for its super sweet 16th season. The show will be busting at the seams with guest judges, unconventional challenges and time constraints, there is no telling who will be the next praiseworthy designer that has the threads to cut, sew and find a way to make their design sketches come to life.



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