But What About Tia & Tamera? Style Network Flipping To Esquire Network

September 14, 2013  |  


In a surprising move, NBCUniversal has changed their minds about the location of the Esquire Channel and are moving into to what is currently the Style Network. But what will happen to the shows we like, most notable Tia & Tamera?

The initial plan called for the end of the G4 Network and Esquire, a new men’s channel based on the magazine, would be put in its place. But after much consideration, executives decided that Style would be the best choice in terms of cancellation because it is already in fourth place behind other NBC Universal brands Bravo, E!, and Oxygen.  The Hollywood Reporter posted this statement from NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group chairman Bonnie Hammer:

“…Our goal has always been delivery of compelling content by means of distinct, complementary brands, each in its clearly defined lane. With Bravo, E! and Oxygen, we offer unique takes on popular culture for an ever-broadening audience, including the all-important female demo. In pursuit of that same demo, Style presents brand overlap within our portfolio. 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.”

Because this news was kept on the super hush until this week, there has been no real official word on what will happen to its more popular show. Well, it should be noted that Giuliana & Bill will be moved to E! because of Giuliana’s close relationship with that network. But there’s been no word on Tia & Tamera which is one of the station’s more popular shows.  It is assumed that all the remaining shows will either be moved to one of NBCUniversal’s other properties or canceled altogether. One has to wonder if Tia & Tamera knew the station could possibly be getting the boot; they both have so many other things going on that it is possibly this won’t bother them that much.

But for our sake,  we hope the Tia & Tamera show will actually be moved to Bravo or even Oxygen so that it will gain a bigger audience share. It isn’t often that we get to see a pretty positive reality show about family that also gets high ratings.

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  • D. Dennard

    Bring back the shows we enjoyed with couples working hard to keep it together and doing it with style! Tia and Tamara!
    D. Dennard

  • SAD

    Esquire REALLY . . . Men have all the sports channels and you take away Style especially on the eve of Guilliana and Bill’s baby reveal!!!!!! You just lost a lot of viewers. Big mistake, BiG, big mistake!!

  • bloop

    tia and tamera is a boring show. they are obviously faking certain events because the acting is so bad in certain parts.

    • Sam

      Get over yourself you are probably so 12 year old who is use to shows like bad girls club women who are classless disrespectful women tia and tamera are finally positive black women they are going through life marriage kids is stuff if you think that is just bad acting I pity you I see no obvious faking attempts of anything you just seem like a negative person how does it seem fake to you ??

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    I loves the style network. Super sad to see it go 🙁

  • Kit23

    When the Style Network first aired, it had shows about, well, style. There was “The Look for Less”, as well as the highlights of the fashion shows in NY, LA, London, whatever. Then, reality shows really took over and the Style Network became just as bad as all the others. While I’m sorry to see it go, in my book it was gone a long time ago.

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      OMG I remember The Look For Less. I used to watch it to get tips all the time and Instant Beauty Pageant was so fun to watch. I also liked the original How Do I Look a lot better.

    • James

      They still have Ho Do I Look, despite a turn over hosts from the Finola years.

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  • roo08

    NBC is the worst.

  • Gabie Aldrich

    How wasteful!! They have already Disbanded G4, Canceled all of their shows,Fired all of the on air talent Why not just stick to the first plan?? Bravo had to build to be where it is now Why not Esquire??

    • roo08

      G4 started out decent but has been horrible for years.

    • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

      My husband loved “Attack Of The Show” on G4 and was upset that they cancelled it back in January. Plus I did read last night they fired it’s entire staff for nothing.

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  • kierah

    OWN please claim Tia and Tamera!!

    • roo08

      I don’t know if Tyler Perry would let that happen

  • Guest360

    I hope they move to Oxygen or Bravo. This show does not deserve to be canceled. It’s one of the few positive reality shows that’s out right now and it’s actually a really good and funny show. I’m not too sad about the Style Network ending though. There’s only so much you can do when you devote a whole channel to nothing but fashion. Which is why this Esquire channel will fail as well. If you can’t get women to the screen for a fashion channel, you definitely won’t get too many men there either, but I digress. Bill and Giuliana were saved and I hope Tia and Tamera are too.

  • Neicy G Johnson

    TBH I feel as if Tia and Tamera always belonged on We Tv (Women’s Entertainment) Bravo and Oxygen will ruin this show! That’s mt 5 cents!

    • MsLadyE

      I totally agree. If Bravo or Oxygen pick up Tia and Tamera, it’ll get canceled in a hot New York minute because there isn’t enough drama. It’s one of the few reality shows I watch. These ladies are classy, are positive role modes, and don’t have to cuss, fight, and act stupid to keep viewers interested.

  • bluekissess

    When I think of Esquire I think of the movie ATL lol. Esquire doesn’t even sound appealing to watch. Will its target be towards men or women

    • Honeybooboo143

      It will target the upscale man – those who are about more than cars and things blowing up. They will feature cooking shows as well as fashion for men.

      • bluekissess

        Sounds boring but ok.

  • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

    I believe that Tia and Tamera isn’t going anywhere, their show is doing fine. I love their show because they’re classy, fun and real and don’t have to stoop down on the level of VH1 or Bravo reality shows just to get views and fame.

  • caramelkiss

    I really enjoy their show. I have three teenage girls who love their show as well. It’s nice to see that there is a show that has no drama on it. Please send them to another station.

  • Wanda Simpson

    I love Tia & Tamara because there is no bickering, sex, female disrespect. I hope they move it to another channel because young females especially African American role models. I for one am tired of the mess on the Divas, the Housewives and the other female shows that are offered. and I am a 68 year old.

    • JMO

      I share your dislike of the other reality shows and I’m 27! The sound of bickering women literally makes me cringe.

      • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

        Agreed, I can’t take the bickering and the fights, that’s what Jerry Springer is for.

    • ashtay34

      I totally agree with you… the other shows is too much whining and drama… at least with tia and tamara I find myself laughing at some parts in the show

  • folamix

    Quite honestly, I was getting a little bored with the programs oriiented to the female demographic. We shall see what Esquire delivers

    • roo08

      yeah i’m actually excited for esquire from previews i’ve seen. It’s sad that a channel mainly for (white) men will have such a diverse, rich lineup of shows. But what’s new…

  • JMO

    We think alike!! I have been googling and stalking their twitter pages waiting for someone to let us know! I really hope Bravo gets them. I’m also a little sad that Style is getting the ax, I actually really like that channel. From what I’ve read, Esquire channel doesn’t really sound like a hit to me but who am I?! Lol

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    • ashtay34

      I agree with you