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V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013

Idiot Box

TV News

Tidbits From Around the Dial

G4, Esquire, Disney Channel, Syfy—the networks are mixing things up in a big way.
V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013

Idiot Box

Esquire TV: Take Two

Men’s magazine launches new network—for real this time

Let’s try this again, shall we? Way back in April, I reported on the newly minted Esquire Network. The televised spin-off of the long-running men’s magazine was slated to take over programming of the formerly video game-focused network G4 on April 22. At the time, I expressed a healthy amount of skepticism about Esquire’s ability to launch an entire television network based around exactly two docu-reality shows (one cooking show and one travel show). Obviously the executives in charge were listening to me because less than a week before the net was set to debut, Esquire pulled the plug.

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