Style Orders Three New Series, Puts Charlize Theron-Produced Show In Development
‘Sh*t Girls Say’ Creators Sign With Style Network
Style has greenlighted three more original series to bring the number of new shows set to debut on the network this year to 10 — more than double the new offerings in 2012 as Style is aiming at a 22% increase of original programming. The new series include Style’s first-ever live show, weekly topical fashion series Pop Style (working title) hosted by Jeannie Mai and Louise Roe, which is expected to feature extensive interactive elements; a new “reimagined” version of Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous; and a new docu-series from real estate mogul Katrina Campins. Other new series on tap for 2013 include recently launched Kimora: House Of Fab; Styled To Rock, executive produced and starring Rihanna; a home makeover series with Bill Rancic; and Betsey + Lulu, about Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu.
Additionally, Style has teamed with Oscar winner Charlize Theron to develop new competition series Glam Squad (working title), featuring hair stylists and make-up artists who compete to win major Hollywood assignments. The network’s new programming “speaks to all aspects of what we call stylish living,” said Style Media president Salaam Coleman Smith. Style, which also is bringing back Giuliana & Bill for a sixth season and Tia & Tamera for third this summer, is coming off a rebranding last year and posting its highest-rated January among women 18-49 in primetime last month. “There is a lot of momentum in our favor,” Smith said. There are also corporate changes afoot, with Style reuniting with its former Comcast sibling E! as all NBCUniversal entertainment cable networks were recently put under the purview of Bonnie Hammer. (Style had been overseen by Lauren Zalaznick after the NBCU-Comcast merger). Smith, who started off at E! before moving to Style, welcomes the combining of all networks into one cable group and the potential new collaborations with E! and other new corporate siblings. “It is a huge opportunity to harness the power of NBCUniversal and tap into the strength of other sister networks,” she said. Here is information about Style’s newly picked-up series and Glam Squad:
“Pop Style” (working title)
Produced by Embassy Row. Michael Davies serves as Executive Producer.
From the fashion front lines of New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Toledo, “Pop Style” is a live, weekly, no-limits journey to the center of all things style. Hosted by Jeannie Mai and Louise Roe, this weekly topical studio-based series will advise Style viewers on how to look good and live stylishly, updating them on the latest news in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and pop culture. With a rotating panel of expert contributors and live polling activations, viewers will have the opportunity to chat with the hosts and participate from their mobile devices and through StyleNetwork.com. From accessible fashion cues and the hottest trends in entertainment to the coolest tech gadgets and most buzzworthy restaurants, no topic will be left uncovered.