New Seasons of DANCE MOMS, PROJECT RUNWAY Highlight Lifetime's September Programming

Lifetime's September to remember will includes all-new seasons of "DANCE MOMS" and "PROJECT RUNWAY"and brand new movies "GIRL IN THE BOX" and "SISTER CITIES".

Dance Moms Fall Premiere Tuesday, September 6 at 9pm ET/PT - It's time for a change and this fall, DANCE MOMS is all about new beginnings. Opening a second studio and losing her star student, Abby's life has been full of challenges. But that chapter has closed and it's definitely time for a change. Abby is focused on making sure that her studio is thriving, as she searches for her next Maddie while nurturing her ALDC Junior Elite girls to become stars. Plus this season, Abby's next generation of dancers - the Mini Elite Team - is full of promise and could put ALDC back on track to reclaim the National Title.

Project Runway: Season 15 Premieres Thursday, September 15 at 9pm ET/PT Over a decade after it gave fashion design a new look, Lifetime's Emmy(R)-nominated series PROJECT RUNWAY returns Thursday, September 15 at 9pm ET/PT for its milestone fifteenth season. Continuing to uphold the runway legacy, this celebratory season will take fashion to a whole new level. Get ready for a new wave of designers to be pushed to their creative limits as they attempt to "make it work" on the PROJECT RUNWAY catwalk. Determining whether they've created a fashion feat or faux pas will be returning host supermodel, fashion maven and Emmy(R) Award winner Heidi Klum, mentor and co-host Emmy(R) Award winner Tim Gunn, with judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Guest judges will include actresses Nina Dobrev, Emily Ratajkowski, Sutton Foster, Shiri Appleby, Camilla Belle and designer Rebecca Minkoff. The season premiere features everyone's favorite - the unconventional challenge - with guest judge Savannah Guthrie of The Today Show.

Girl in the Box - Movie Premieres Saturday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT: Lifetime premieres the psychological drama Girl in the Box, based on the true story of Colleen Stan, a young woman kidnapped and held as a sex slave for over half a decade. In 1977, experienced hitchhiker Colleen (Addison Timlin, That Awkward Moment) doesn't think twice when she jumps in the car of young couple, Cameron (Zane Holtz, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Janice Hooker (Zelda Williams, The Dead of Summer) for a ride to visit friends. But the life she knows is completely ripped away when the couple abducts her and takes her to their isolated trailer where Cameron tortures and rapes her with Janice watching. For the next seven years, Colleen, who is renamed Kay by her captors, is imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day, in a coffin-sized box, and hidden beneath their bed. Only allowed to be out of the box to babysit the Hooker's kids or to satisfy Cameron's sexual appetite, Colleen never tried to escape, fearing she would be tortured or her family would be greatly harmed. Reaching her BREAKING POINT in 1984 when Cameron starts talking about taking more sex slaves, Janice finally decides to leave him and eventually notifies the authorities of Colleen's kidnapping.

Sister Cities Movie Premieres Saturday, September 17 at 8pm ET/PT: Based on the internationally-acclaimed play, Sister Cities tells the story of four estranged half-sisters who reunite after their mother's alleged suicide. Their mother, Mary Baxter (Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook), led an enviable life as she married young, traveled the world as a dancer, and never looked back. Four husbands gave her four daughters, each of whom are as different as the cities they are named after: Carolina (Stana Katic, Castle), Austin (Jess Weixler, Teeth), Dallas (Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl) and Baltimore (Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars).

The sisters convene on a New England island after their mother's death, but each is harboring a secret of her own. As a raging storm traps them inside their island home, they discover that Mary had a secret of her own and that they must come together to deal with the unusual and tragic circumstances of her death. Amy Smart, Alfred Molina, Tom Everett Scott and Kaia Gerber also star. Sister Cities is produced by Cannonball Productions with Return to Zero's Sean Hanish (executive producer/director) and Colette Freedman (writer).

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