Upfronts 2013: Style Cites Nine Shows In DevelopmentShows About Selita Ebanks, Fashion Divas Are In The Mix 4/19/2013 5:11 AM Eastern
Style Media said it has nine series in development for 2013-14, joining previously announced competition series Glam Squad (working title) from executive producer Charlize Theron. The new shows in the works include one about Selita Ebanks transitioning from model to fashion mogul and one with Jack Osbourne as executive producer about "outrageous, fashion-obsessed divas."
“We are excited to expand our programming slate by developing edgy, fun, informative series that are accessible and aspirational,” Sarah Weidman, SVP of original programming and development at NBCUniversal-owned Style, said in a release. “By partnering with creative and talented producers, Style provides a unique, optimistic environment for our viewers who have an insatiable appetite for looking good and living stylishly.”
The series in development are:
Crazy Beautiful (working title), produced by 20 West Productions with Scot Thor as executive producer, focused on bizarre, over-the-top and, often times, painful beauty regimens and procedures women will endure to achieve their desired looks.
The Fabulist (working title), produced by Lionsgate Entertainment with Eli Frankel as executive producer, a humorous half-hour countdown show where tastemakers and pop culture junkies who weigh in on what is hot in the world of vacation destinations, luxury homes and fabulous lifestyles.
Fashion Phenoms (working title), produced by Bray Entertainment with Chris Bray, David Miller and Will Chandler as executive producers, in which kid fashion design prodigies go head-to-head with one another in a high-stakes design competition, accompanied by their parents who are learning to navigate the cutthroat world of high-fashion.
Keep the Party Moving! (working title), produced by Cineflix with Lisa Levenson and Simon Lloyd as executive producers, about the “progressive dinner” trend in home entertaining. Event planners extraordinaire, Kristin Banta and Kevin Lee, will critique four friends as they creatively carve out each course to prove who is the best in entertaining.
Matched by Design (working title), produced by PB&J Television with Patty Ivins, Julie Pizzi, Adam Ripp and Scott Cushing as executive producers, a half-hour home makeover series that introduces Lloyd Princeton, a high-end interior design broker who matches a very wealthy client with an A-list designer.
Power House (working title), produced by Magilla Entertainment with Brian Flanagan, Laura Palumbo Johnson and Matthew Ostom as executive producers, about Tiana Von Johnson, is the founder of a luxury real estate agency in New York, the first to be owned by an African-American woman, and her team of power agents.
Reconstructing Beverly Hills (working title), produced by Bunim-Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Rachel Speiser Schwartz as executive producers, that follows patients who have experienced the nightmare of plastic surgeries gone horribly wrong.
Selita (working title), produced by 51 Minds with Chris Abrego, Ben Samek and Rabih Gholam as executive producers, a docu-series follows supermodel Selita Ebanks as she embarks on a new chapter in her life at the age of 30. After her two-year relationship with TV personality Terrence J ends, Selita’s focus shifts to expanding her career beyond modeling to launching a clothing line.
Style Junkies (working title), produced by Schweet Entertainment with Rob Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel as executive producers, which follows over-the-top fashion-obsessed individuals as they indulge in their outlandish fashion fixations.