Are All ‘Style’ Shows Being Cancelled? Esquire Takes Over Style Network

Posted on Sep 13 2013 - 6:20am by Amanda Rogers

Are All Style Shows Being Cancelled? Esquire Takes Over Style Network

Are All ‘Style’ Shows Being Cancelled? Esquire Takes Over Style Network

We’ve been hearing about Esquire possibly taking over G4 for the past few months but in a surprising turn of events, Esquire just announced that it will be taking over the Style channel.

NBC chairman Bonnie Hammer briefed staffers on Monday, saying the fashion channel was simply too similar to their sibling networks:

“With Bravo, E! and Oxygen, we offer unique takes on popular culture for an ever-broadening audience, including the all-important female demo,” Bonnie says, adding, “in pursuit of that same demo, Style presents brand overlap within our portfolio.”

Esquire will target a completely different, more male-dominated audience.

“Esquire Network, on the other hand, offers an opportunity to introduce a lifestyle network that speaks to an upscale male audience underserved in the current marketplace. So, in an effort to establish the most productively diversified portfolio, the decision has been made to rebrand Style as the Esquire Network.”

We know what a lot of you are thinking! What is going to happen to our favorite shows? “Giuliana & Bill” was recently picked up for another season. But what about the hilarious twin sisters “Tia & Tamera”? Will their show continue?

Esquire will air five new original series, including “American Ninja Warrior,” “Knife Fight,” “The Getaway,” “How I Rock It” and “American Field Trip.” The NBC channel will also air reruns of popular male shows such as “Burn Notice,” “Parks and Recreation,”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and “Psych”.

Another big question is: what will happen to all the employees at the Style Network? Will they transition onto Esquire, or will they lose their jobs?

There are so many questions to be answered in lieu of this big network change. Stay tuned for a Popstop TV update.

 

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  1. PT109 September 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Oh no! What about my favorite show Resale Royalty? Will that go to Bravo, E! or Oxygen?

  2. arr September 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    My cable provider never carried the Oxygen network and it's not my fault that E and Bravo share programming. Tia and Tamera was one of the few (if not the only) positive unscripted programs available. What happens with that show? And why do we need G4 AND Esquire not to forget Spike, AMC (the male equivalent of Lifetime), and frankly Comedy Central seems kind of geared toward a male audience, too. I've got the golf channel, and 30 options of ESPN, but no Style, Oxygen, or OWN? Really? Disappointing and not very logical.

    The main reason I even still have cable is because Style doesn't show its programming online. Now that it's gone and the History channel is going down hill, (Pawn Stars is related to history in what way?) the only other thing I have interest in is The Voice and Frontline on PBS. Maybe it's time to just dump the cable bill, watch highlights online and be done with it.

  3. Michelle September 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    What about jerseylicious???

  4. Pat September 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    You ask about Tia and Tamera and Guilliana and Bill..but gave no answer..where are these sbows..dont want your stupid station…want our programs.

  5. Gina September 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Not everyone likes sports & movies!! We want our Speed Channel & Fuel Channel back. Now we don't have Style channel. It's not right. There was NO explanation on Facebook etc. We have DirecTV. Listen too the customers, we pay so we can watch the channels we want.

  6. Kaybird September 26, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Just found out about my Style channel. WTF. Absolutely no word about this change. UFB. Bad, bad move

  7. Kaybird September 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Just found out about my Style channel. WTF. Absolutely no word about this change. UFB. Bad

  8. Shane October 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Big rich Texas ??

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