Esquire Sets Scripted Series Premiere Date

Male-targeted network Esquire will debut its first scripted series Spotless on Nov. 14, the network said Tuesday.

The series stars Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y.) Miranda Raison (24: Live Another Day) Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and follows two estranges brothers forced to reconnect after the lives were torn apart by a terrible childhood secret, said network officials.

Spotless will mark the first scripted series for the NBC Universal-owned cable network.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.