*NBC’s decision to scrap the Style Network has affected many jobs and scheduled programs including the latest project from pop superstar Rihanna.
Apparently the network was too “redundant” with its programming and mirrored many shows on other networks under the NBC umbrella like Bravo, E! and Oxygen.
Rihanna’s show “Styled to Rock” was supposed to help boost ratings on the Style Network’s usually prime night, Sunday.
One insider shared that the screening of RiRi’s reality competition show didn’t live up to its hype and has now been moved to Friday at 8 p.m. on Bravo, a more low rated slot.
The show will air its debut on Oct. 25 and will highlight the journey of 12 new designers as they compete in front of celebrity guests including Miley Cyrus, Carly Rae Jepsen, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Minogue.
“Rihanna’s camp is pissed,” a Style network source tells us. “From promises to be a huge star on Style to a terrible time slot on Bravo. Ouch. The last original program to get that slot was “Platinum Hit” in 2011, which ran for five weeks.”
“Platinum Hit” was also a reality competition, featuring songwriters composing and performing songs.