A strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, Esquire Network is an entertainment and lifestyle network that champions the pursuit of a well-played life. Building on Esquire’s 80 years of unparalleled insight into what makes men tick, the network features programming that speaks to both classic and contemporary passions and interests, from technology and gadgets to fashion and style, food and drink, travel and adventure, women and relationships, and politics and talk. Featuring a blend of unscripted and scripted series, movies and specials, Esquire Network has partnered with the industry’s top producers and talent.
Through those partnerships, the Esquire Network team is developing a slate of nine engaging all-new original series. Knife Fight, a passionate celebration of food, executive produced by Drew Barrymore, Flower Films and Authentic Entertainment. Hosted by "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall, Knife Fight is an underground, after-hours cooking competition where talented chefs go head to head in front of a rowdy crowd of celebrities, critics and die-hard foodies. Another original series, The Getaway, is executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero and features travel-loving, well known personalities - people deservedly famous for excellence in their fields - who take viewers to their favorite city on the planet, giving the insiders’ track on their top spots to eat, drink, shop and hang out.
Additionally, Esquire Network will complement its slate of original programming with ambitious and witty scripted series that include NBC’s Emmy-nominated comedy, Parks and Recreation, and the critically acclaimed series from STARZ, Party Down. Esquire will also syndicate two hit series from USA Network, Burn Notice and Psych.
Esquire Network will offer a full web and mobile experience, linked to the popular men’s destination website Esquire.com. The network’s new website will feature original web series that integrate with the network’s brand and programming, dedicated mobile apps that provide enhanced digital experiences for original programs, and a substantial social presence in support of the new network. Full episodes will be available via the TV Everywhere initiative and Video On Demand.