The Style Network Reveals Robust Slate of Compelling New Series in Development Across a Variety of Programming Genres
Los Angeles, April 12, 2011 - The Style Network has a slate of new series in development for the 2011-2012 television season that features a broad range of programming genres, along with new concepts, stars and locales. Included in the mix are weekly series focusing on fitness, organization and fashion, an inspirational family docudrama, a docuseries on expectant mothers preparing to give their children up for adoption, as well as a new half-hour lifestyle topical weekly series.
"We are extremely happy to have assembled this compelling line-up of new programming for our viewers," said Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network. "While the shows are wide-ranging and diverse, each project is infused with Style's 'Before Meets After' mantra and captures the aspirational and inspirational components of the network's brand. Style viewers are well-rounded women with lots of different interests, and it is always our goal to find new and exciting ways to look at life, and to share those with our audience."
Among the series currently in development at Style are (all titles are tentative and subject to change prior to broadcast):
This is an intimate and emotional docu-series set inside Orem, Utah's Adoption Center of Choice, a residential home where expectant mothers complete their pregnancies before giving up their babies for adoption. Having completed their 1,000th adoption in 2009, The Adoption Center provides expectant mothers with a safe and loving haven, a vast network of support, and the opportunity to change their lives for the better as they transition through this complicated and often scary time.
Birmingham, Alabama's Amanda LeBlanc is obsessed - with organizing, sanitizing and modernizing. In this formatted home makeover show, the self-proclaimed control freak is a detail-focused organizing specialist whose Southern charm masks a killer desire to get the job done right ... and right now. Accompanied by a team of like-minded "Amandas," Ms. LeBlanc takes no prisoners once she has honed in on her target, and you best just get out of the way when she enters your home on her mission.
Single With 7
This powerful and inspiring reality family drama centers around 29 year-old Yesi Ortiz, an afternoon DJ at L.A.'s Power 106 FM radio. Yesi is much more than a DJ however; she is also "mom" to the seven nieces and nephews who were put into foster care when her sister was sent to prison. One by one, Yesi has gained legal custody of her family and is determined to keep them together at any cost, while also pursuing her own career goals and personal aspirations.
Lifestyle Weekly Series
This new topical weekly half-hour series, co-hosted by Adrianne Curry, Vivica A. Fox, Nick Verreos and Ali Fedotowsky, will tackle anything and everything that's of interest to Style viewers. From exciting in-studio guests, to product demos, makeover segments, field segments and a studio audience, this new daily show will be just as Style-ish as it is informative and fun.
Are You Dressed?
This innovative concept is part game show, part fashion show, and 100% fun. Shoppers are ambushed after entering their dressing rooms, and greeted by our host who begins an on-the-spot trivia game that includes fashion, celebrities, and pop culture. If answered correctly, they earn cash and all kinds of great prizes.
Boston's Miss Fit Club is a women-only fitness club run by Katie Boyd, a former beauty queen. Beneath the beauty queen exterior, however, beats the heart of a drill sergeant as Katie pushes her clients - both pageant hopefuls and suburban moms - through their paces. With equal parts tough love and laughter, Katie is a force to be reckoned with as she helps her clients reach their fitness goals while learning a lot about life and themselves along the way.
Set in colorful Queens, NY, this docu-series follows the playfully unfiltered lives of The Riveras, a Puerto Rican family who own two neighborhood dance studios. While building their dream for future generations of the family to carry on, the Rivera sisters - Jorday, Daziann and Tiffany - must focus their efforts on mutual goals while also pursuing their individual passions and lives.
The Look For Less
Until you see the all-new Look For Less, you haven't seen The Look For Less at all! This classic Style Network franchise is getting its own makeover, fueled by the internet power of social media and YouTube, providing an invaluable platform for women across America to join in the fun. Couple that with all-new makeover stories and friendly competition and you've got the best The Look For Less ever.
Style is breaking records! It's all hands on deck for one-of-a-kind events, as a team of experts in hair, beauty and fashion attempt to break world records with the most makeovers in one sitting. Hosted by Cat Deeley, anything and everything is fair game in this new series - from the most bangs cut, to the most eyes smoked, to the most wedding dresses fitted. It's "Makeover Madness" like never before seen on TV!
Maureen Hancock's Ghost Town
Maureen Hancock is not your ordinary working mom. she talks to the dead. Maureen has a spontaneous, honest and funny approach to everything she does. It is not uncommon for Maureen to stop strangers on the street and give them impromptu readings, whether they want one or not. With the mission of transforming people's lives, Maureen helps her clients overcome a wide variety of issues from helping a desperate couple get pregnant, to healing the sick when doctors cannot, to aiding the police when cases go cold. Armed with her two niece apprentices and with help from her quirky sisters, Maureen runs this spirited New England family business with her signature charm.
About The Style Network
The Style Network is the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming. Style currently counts 67 million cable and satellite subscribers and is one of the fastest growing women's networks in the U.S. Mystyle.com keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style's popular series include "Ruby," "Giuliana & Bill," "Clean House," "Jerseylicious," "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane," "How Do I Look?" "Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back" and "Whose Wedding is it Anyway?" The Style Network is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.