Programming News

  • Veterinarians Juggle Family, Animals and Business on Animal Planet's "Texas Vets"

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:39

    Animal Planet announced today a new docu-series, TEXAS VET (WT), which introduces three Texas-based veterinarians, Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne, who run a thriving vet clinic, as well as an animal shelter, in the greater Houston area. The eight-episode season premieres on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Equal parts laughter and drama, TEXAS VETS (WT) follows veterinarians, Dr. Blue, Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne, as they navigate the balancing act of running their

  • Animal Planet wraps up Monster Week on June 2 with the series premiere of Lone Star Law and the Series Return of North Woods Law

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:33

    The force is strong Thursday nights with back-to-back premieres of two of Animal Planet's finest law enforcement series. Beginning Thursday, June 2, at 9 PM ET/PT, Maine's NORTH WOODS LAW returns for an all-new season with 11 episodes full of unexpected twists and shakeups. Immediately following, viewers are introduced to Texas' elite game wardens in the series premiere of LONE STAR LAW at 10 PM ET/PT. The Maine Warden Service is back on patrol throughout the 18 million acres of rugged woods

  • AMC's "Hell On Wheels" will reach the end of the line with the final seven epsiodes beginning Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM ET

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:27

    AMC announced today that the original series "Hell on Wheels" is set to premiere the last seven episodes of its fifth and final season on Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM, followed by the series premiere of the Robert Redford and Stephen David ("The Men Who Built America," "The World Wars") produced limited event series "The American West" at 10 PM, making Saturday nights on AMC must-watch television for Western fans. The last seven episodes of "Hell on Wheels" is the end of the line for Cullen Boha

  • E! Sets summer programming slate with new original series and returning fan favorites

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:12

    New E! series premiering this summer include: "Famously Single" - Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT This new one-hour, eight episode series moves the eight love-challenged celebrities (Pauly D, Brandi Glanville, Willis McGahee, Aubrey O'Day, Josh Murray, Jessica White, Calum Best and Somaya Reece) into a loft based in downtown Los Angeles together where relationship expert Dr. Darcy Sterling will help these stars come to terms with the cold hard truths behind their questionable romantic hi

  • DIY Network says "Bring It!" with 360 hours of home improvement programming in 2016

    Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:09

    DIY Network spring/summer 2016 programming highlights: Holmes Buys Homes Premieres TBD For those who want a no-nonsense expert to help them buy a house, master contractor Mike Holmes is along for the ride in DIY Network's new series, Holmes Buys Homes. In each episode, Mike helps buyers look beneath the surface to avoid common home buying mistakes, such as hidden shoddy construction and substandard workmanship. With this superhero by their side, these home buyers know they'll get the best h

Style Orders Three New Series Including Update of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

Programming News

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:12

Rihanna's "Styled to Rock" will bow in the fourth quarter, while the network also is developing a new competition series from Charlize Theron.
 
Style will attempt to capitalize on a rebranding executed last spring with a slate of new series that executives are banking on to bring an au courant sheen to the niche NBCUniversal cable network.
 
 “We really define Style as a lifestyle brand,” says Style Media president Salaam Coleman Smith. “The category of programming that we’re in is stylish living [with] a range of shows and personalities and characters that will resonate with our viewers."
 
Like the fashion industry, Style aims to offer women an “escape into an aspirational lifestyle,” adds Coleman Smith. “It’s inspiration from watching folks who are relatable but at the same time are living their lives slightly more stylishly than we might be living ours."
 
Indeed, among the celebrities appearing in and executive producing shows for the network: Rihanna and Charlize Theron. Rihanna - fresh from multiple, much-lauded Grammy wardrobe changes including a red carpet turn in a red chiffon Azzedine Alaia gown - is the executive producer and star of the previously announced Styled to Rock, which will give aspiring designers the chance to create looks for celebrity clients and is set to bow in the fourth quarter. Coleman Smith says the pop star has been "very hands on." And on Tuesday, Style announced that Theron will executive produce Glam Squad, which pits teams of make-up and hair stylists in a competition to land coveted jobs on big budget music video, a glossy fashion magazine photo shoot or a red carpet event. The program is in development at this point. Coleman Smith did not rule out an on-camera turn from Theron, whom she said was inspired by her own team of hardworking stylists.
 
All in all, Style will bow ten new series this year - a 22 percent increase in original programming - including designer Betsey Johnson’s Betsey + Lulu, which premieres April 29 at 8 p.m. leading into the Rachel Zoe-produced Resale Royalty - about a St. Louis designer resale boutique run be a mother and her two daughters, at 9 p.m. And on Tuesday Style announced three new series in advance of an evening upfront presentation at New York Fashion Week. Pop Style is a live weekly fashion news and advice show co-hosted by Jeannie Mai and Louise Roe with a rotating panel of experts. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is an update of the classic hosted by bon vivant Robin Leach. Like the original, the Style update will pull back the curtain on the glam life while offering viewers a vicarious thrill ride to global hotspots where celebrities go to play. The network is still ruminating on who will be the new-generation Leach. Luxe Life Miamifollows Apprentice graduate Katrina Campins as she unloads high-end homes to her roster of 350 A-list celebrity clients, which include Russell Brand, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake.
 
Returning series include Tia & Tamera and Giuliana & Bill.
 

 

Style Orders Three New Series Including Update of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'