Programming News

  • First-Ever NBA Awards on TNT to Include Six Fan-Voted Awards

    Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - 01:03

    Categories and Finalists Unveiled for Dunk of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Assist of the Year, Game Winner of the Year & Top Performance of the Year Voting Now Live Across NBA.com, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram The first-ever NBA Awards on TNT – airing Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET), live from Basketball City in New York – will include six new award categories to be presented during this year’s inaugural show, all determined exclusively by fa

  • Nasim Pedrad joins cast of hit TBS comedy "People of Earth"

    Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - 01:01

    Second Season of Alien-Induced Comedy Slated to Launch this Summer Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad (Scream Queens, New Girl) has joined TBS's hit comedy People of Earth as a series regular, beginning this summer with the show's second season. People of Earth centers on a group of alien abductees – or "experiencers" – living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. The series is executive-produced by Emmy® winners Conan O'Brien and&nbs

  • truTV Announces Casting for Its Upcoming Scripted Series "I’m Sorry"

    Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - 12:59

    Turner’s truTV has added a “who’s who” of funny people to the cast of its upcoming scripted comedy series I’m Sorry from creator and writer Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People). The series, currently in production in Los Angeles, follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Appearing in the ser

  • fyi's Hit Series “Food Porn” Is Back For Seconds

    Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - 12:55

    Host Michael Chernow Explores Drool-Worthy #Foodporn In Nationwide Hunt For Most Popular Dishes On Social Media Season Two Premieres Sunday, May 14 At 10pm Et New York restaurateur Michael Chernow is back to take the foodie scene by storm with season two of FYI’s hit series, "Food Porn,” as he sets out to uncover the nation’s most mouth-watering dishes and delves into one of the most popular hashtags on social media. Thirteen half-hour episodes will begin premiering on Sunday, May 14 at

  • A First In Housewives History – Bravo Media Presents A Four Part “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Reunion

    Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 - 09:56

    With four times as much fun and drama, Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” brings the heat with the first-ever four-part housewives reunion in network history beginning Sunday, April 16 at 8pm ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Shereé Whitfield with an appearance fromShamea Morton, to look back at some of the most dramatic moments from season nine to deliver

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'