Those hoping that Esquire Network would be a classier version of Spike TV should feel comforted today as NBCUniversal’s G4 replacement has just ordered more unscripted programming. The shows include How I Rock It and the tentatively-titled Ricky Listing with the former coming from Ryan Seacrest Productions. How I Rock It will be hosted by currently inactive NBA player Baron Davis who most recently played for the Knicks. The program will profile athletes, musicians, celebrities, designers, influencers and street-style icons. As for Ricky Listing, that is a six-part docu-series about nightlife real estate. More details after the jump.
Los Angeles, CA – Esquire Network, the definitive network for the modern man, has ordered two new original primetime series to add to its growing slate of originals. Both series will premiere this summer.
In How I Rock It (working title), from Ryan Seacrest Productions and Citizen Jones, host and NBA superstar Baron Davis profiles the athletes, musicians, celebrities, designers, influencers and street-style icons whose careers, lives and lifestyles are setting a stylish new standard for today’s modern man. Every half-hour episode in this six-part series features the leading tastemakers at the forefront of a men’s style revolution, from the sartorial to the culinary, from home decor to personal technology and more, who all share one thing in common: a passion for expressing themselves through personal style.
Risky Listing (working title) is a six-part, one-hour docuseries from Zodiak New York that goes behind the velvet rope to meet the high-end listings agents who wheel and deal in the exclusive, intensely competitive world of New York nightlife real estate. The series will follow along with the agents as they cut deals for the hottest bar, restaurant and nightclub spaces — and try to stay on top in the city that never sleeps. The playground of New York’s coolest crowds may be their office, but in a cutthroat business, with millions on the line, will they toast their success or get cut off before last call?
“We are building an exciting slate of original series for men with style and substance,” said Matt Hanna, Head of Original Programming for Esquire Network. “How I Rock It is really for all those guys who’ve admired another man’s style but were afraid to ask how they got it. We’re going to be the middleman for them with this series. And in Risky Listing, we’re going to take our viewers inside the high stakes, big ego world of New York nightlife real estate to see these listings agent gladiators go toe-to-toe.”
The new series join previously announced originals Knife Fight, an underground, after-hours cooking competition series hosted by “Top Chef” winner Ilan Hall and executive produced by Drew Barrymore, Flower Films and Authentic Entertainment; and The Getaway, executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero, which features travel-loving, well known personalities who take viewers to their favorite city on the planet, giving the inside track on their top spots to eat, drink, shop and hang out.