HSN’s Kim Parrish The Latest To Make The Switch To ShopNBC, According To Mindless Rants

Looks like yet another HSN defection to ShopNBC, snooped out by our fellow Jersey native Hugh Jee, master of the blog Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants (which has some great music, as well as political and sports coverage).

He reported Thursday that HSN host-turned-vendor Kim Parrish is taking her clothing line to ShopNBC.

Parrish announced the switch on her Facebook page, according to Hugh Jee and his Mindless Rants. Her collection will debut Nov. 13, Friday the Thirteeth.

Vendors are really playing musical chairs with home shopping networks this year. Suzanne Somers and Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey moved from HSN to ShopNBC, while jewelry designers such as Dallas Prince went from ShopNBC to HSN.

It’s hard to know who instigated the switches: Were the vendors’ contracts not renewed, or did they want to jump ship?

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2 Responses to “HSN’s Kim Parrish The Latest To Make The Switch To ShopNBC, According To Mindless Rants”

  1. T Selfe Says:

    FYI — ShopNBC vendors do not have contracts. They tried a few years ago to get vendors to sign them and nearly all refused. All the of the recent changes are simply due to the fact that ShopNBC doesn’t want anyone on air the preceded their “big vision” (which isn’t working, btw). Besides Gems En Vogue, Stefano, Isomers and Invicta, there are very few brands remaining from 1 year ago.

    HSN is gladly taking the good ShopNBC lines in order to pick up “eyeballs”. To do so, they are shedding their low performing vendors. ShopNBC has always been too happy to pick up other networks “dredge” as they call it!

    No – I am not a ShopNBC employee. Yes – I have direct information due to friends working there in upper level jobs.

    • homeshoppingista Says:

      Do they really refer to ex-HSN stars like Suzanne Somers and Dr. Robert Rey as “dredge”? That’s terrible!

      We’ll see how the Big Three — QVC, HSN and ShopNBC — do when they report third-quarter earnings next month. The numbers don’t lie.

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