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.
“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
Produced by RelativityREAL with Television 360 and Rysher Entertainment. Executive Produced by Tom Forman and Brad Bishop for RelativityREAL with Daniel Rappaport and Scott Lambert for Television 360 and Patrick Gunn at Rysher.
“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” is inspired by the original pop culture classic series, which pulls back the curtain on the lives of the fabulously wealthy. The new series will take viewers into the lifestyles and perks of the elite crowd. This humorous, informative and fun ride will travel through the most glamorous locations and hotspots in the world.
“Luxe Life Miami” (working title)
Produced by Atlas Media Corp. Bruce David Klein serves as Executive Producer with Katrina Campins as Producer.
This docu-series features the life and business of Katrina Campins, former “Apprentice” star and a successful high-end Miami real estate agent. Campins, who caters to over 350 A-list celebrities, athletes and wealthy professionals, has amassed an impressive client list that includes Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Durant and Timbaland. She runs her business with her charming ex-husband, her controlling Cuban mother and her younger sister. Viewers will get an inside look at the drama of helping high-end clients buy and sell luxury real estate in sultry Miami, along with the trials and tribulations of Katrina searching for true love and happiness. From the beach to the boardroom, the series will follow Katrina and her team of realtors as they explore Miami’s most luxurious properties – beautiful beaches and the hottest bars, clubs and restaurants.
“Glam Squad” (working title)
Produced by Bunim Murray Productions in conjunction with Denver & Delilah Films. Executive Producers are Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Charlize Theron and Beth Kono, A.J. Dix and William Shively.
From executive producer and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, “Glam Squad” navigates the world of make-up and hair glam squads, giving a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes for them to land the job of their dreams. Each episode will follow three beauty teams of hair stylists and makeup artists as they vie for the same high-stakes job. Whether it’s a big budget music video, a glossy fashion magazine photo shoot or a red carpet event, these talented glam squads are looking for the big break that will catapult their careers to the next level. The series will document the journey of aspiring hair and makeup artists and their unpredictable business. From last-minute jobs to demanding clients, the glam squads will encounter challenges that will not only test their skills and passion, but also their ability to make it in this cutthroat industry.