Esquire Network was originally set to launch April 22 but was pushed back last month to have more original programming ready to go, according to GM Adam Stotsky. The NBCUniversal channel has been in the process of transforming since NBCU and Hearst announced the new network in February. Now it will kick off primetime on Monday, September 23 with a two-hour special that commemorates Esquire magazine’s landmark 80th anniversary. Here’s the release that announces the original programming that will join off-net acquisitions Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Parks And Recreation, Party Down, Burn Notice and Psych.
Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2013) – Esquire Network will debut on Monday, September 23, 2013, it was announced today. The network will kick off primetime with a two-hour special that commemorates Esquire magazine’s landmark 80th anniversary, timed to coincide with the October debut of the magazine’s anniversary issue. The original ESQUIRE 80TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (WT) will look back at the social, political and cultural forces that shaped our lives over the last eight decades – told through the lens of the magazine, its stories, images and covers. READ MORE »