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NBC is reviving Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
The network has ordered a new pilot for the former syndicated series famously hosted by Robin Leach in the 1980s and ’90s, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon is attached to serve in the same capacity on NBC’s revival.
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The reboot comes more than a year after the Style network originally revived the series with Cannon attached. Style was rebranded as the Esquire Network two months after Cannon signed on to the revival, which ceased to move forward at that point.
NBC will shoot a new take on Lifestyles, which is said to be extremely different than Style’s take. The new version will focus heavily on Cannon’s point of view and include fun profiles on ultra-wealthy individuals with vibrant personalities, hobbies and tastes.
NBC says the series will feature some of the new tech billionaires who have replaced the old guard of real estate tycoons and their new set of tastes and extravagances.
In addition to featuring the extravagant toys and hotspots of the rich and famous, Cannon will also highlight their philanthropic efforts.
Like the Style take, Lifestyles hails from Relativity Television, Rysher Entertainment and Television 360. Executive producers include Tom Forman and Jason Raff (America’s Got Talent). Cannon will also exec produce via his network-based NCredible Entertainment banner.
The deal expands Cannon’s relationship with both NBC and Raff, who also exec produces America’s Got Talent. It marks Cannon’s latest gig as a host, following Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, the Halo Awards and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Cannon is repped by ICM Partners, Michael Goldman and Del Shaw.
NBC’s move to reboot Lifestyles comes after Fox recently revived another unscripted show, Jeff Foxworthy‘s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, as broadcast networks continue to struggle to find the next big thing in the reality space.
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