Hot Listings Miami Ditched to Make Way for Testosterone-Fueled Esquire Network

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If you've been following the quest of Miami realtor Katrina Campins to sell houses to the South Florida elite, you probably need a more constructive hobby. And now, the TV station formerly known as the Style Network is forcing you to find one.

The Style Network, which was known for stereotypically girly content like Campins' Hot Listings Miami and the reality series Giuliana and Bill, has been rebranded into the Esquire Network, a cable network for men. And it all happened so suddenly, Campins told Gossip Extra, that the network canned her series mid-season.

Hot Listings Miami started strong, becoming Style's most watched new show of 2013 in August of this year. But with the rebranding, the last two episodes of the eight episode series won't show on the man-centric Esquire network.

Campins told the site that she was alerted just last week about the rebranding, but "actually, it's a blessing in disguise." That's because the Style Network, which was launched in 1998 and operates under the NBCUniversal umbrella of networks, just never really got that popular.

"Many people couldn't find the show on Style even when it was on," she explained. "If we move to much bigger E! or Bravo, it'll be better for us and the audience."

Both E! and Bravo are also NBCUniversal-affiliated networks, and they're both known for the sort of low-budget yet highly addictive reality tv genre that Hot Listings Miami exemplified. There's also Oxygen, which also falls under NBCUni's umbrella and is home to Bad Girls Club.

Update: Campins' publicist confirmed to New Times that the series is under consideration at other networks.

It's likely that other Style original series, including Jersey Shore rip-off Jerseylicious, will seek the same fate, or be canceled for good. Giuliana and Bill and Tia & Tamara, following the lives of the D-list former stars of Sister, Sister, have already been relocated to E!.

The Esquire Network, meanwhile, has a slate of truly bro-worthy series lined up for the relaunch. There's Knife Fight, an "underground cooking competition." (Please let the contestants literally be cooking underground, like mole people.) There's How I Rock It, a fashion show hosted by the NBA's Baron Davis. (You may remember him from destroying his knee during the 2012 playoffs against the Miami Heat.) And there's Brew Dogs, in which two UK brewmasters travel around the U.S. visiting breweries.

Or you could read a book. Just saying.

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14 comments
ansonee1
ansonee1

Are you f*cking serious?!?! Jerseyliscious??? Tia and Tamera?? That style show with the fat fricking pig from New Jersey?!?!? Any dumb broad who liked any of those shows needs her tubes tied!!!

And Ciara...you're trying to be snarky about Esquire?!?! "Or you could reada book...Just sayin.."?!?!? You are obviously fricking retarded if you're trying to even remotely rip on a channel that is a VAST improvement of the tripe on Style!!!

sherman51
sherman51

Esquire Network SUCKS! I am SO pissed off about this programming change. I will also NEVER watch this channel again. I love Jerseylicious and many of the other programs on Style. What a total hosing of the predominately female viewership. This network is going to crash and burn now - hope you're happy losers.

nicoleluvlea
nicoleluvlea

So fuggin pissed that Esquire didn't even have the decency to allow the season to play out ... TYPICAL MALE ASSHOLES!!!  I liked the show, and I also became very interested in the outcome of Catrina's new relationship with Mustafa. Hopefully another network will pick up the show, and finally FUCK YOU ESQUIRE! I HOPE YOUR NETWORK TANKS! ... ASSHOLES!

Farzanah Mohamed
Farzanah Mohamed

Not surprised! Thought there was too much about them and not enough about the Hot Listings...I actually wanted to watch the show for the listings....call me crazy!

Ben Moss
Ben Moss

We got replaced by Knife Fight! haha. It was fun though, hopefully we can continue on another network.

rilunn
rilunn

Maybe I am the only one, but I am so disappointed.... mainly not because of Hot Listings, but the entire network.  As a self proclaimed girly girl, that channel gave me the style and fashion fix I crave.... makeovers, style inspiration, etc.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I've watched Esquire a few times now, because I am so used to pressing 66 on the remote when I plop on to the couch, but I have a strong feeling this channel's going to BOMB!  Knife Fight?  Seriously?  I can not picture any man, including my own, or woman for that matter, finding that interesting in any way shape or form.... no matter how you cut it.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

That show... Her mom... The other brokers, namely that bourgeois Shaniqua, that self-proclaimed "white girl", the ugly one who rode the boat showing properties, them angles in which they enhanced Katrina's "attributes", etc. In essence, it sells the idea everyone in Miami, lives on the beach, drives an import, is hot and, by default, greets everyone with 2 kisses. Now, them properties?! Awesome! But just as they ventured west of LeJeune, show gets canned (ahhhhh, that "Proximity To Hialeah" omen).

ansonee1
ansonee1

@nicoleluvlea...fuck you..you typical dumb bitch!! Go park your fat ass on the couch and shovel Cheetos in your mouth. Fuck YOU!!

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