Newswire: The Esquire Network is getting into scripted programming

Esquire, the other manly network for manly men, devotes most of its schedule to reality shows, reality competitions, and Parks And Recreation marathons. But now, as reported by Variety, Esquire has decided to try its manly hand at a scripted series with Spotless, a “dark drama” created by Ed McCardie (a writer on the British Shameless) and Corinne Marrinan (a veteran CSI producer). Spotless will follow “a troubled man” named Jean Bastiere who lives in London and must face the “dark sins of this past and real dangers of the present” when his “outlaw brother” shows up. It will reportedly be “sexy with dark humor.”

Like any good manly man, though, the Esquire Network is a little wary of change. So, in order to stop itself from growing too much, it has also picked up four additional unscripted shows. One is Winner’s Circle, a show about celebrity friends doing …

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