E! CONTINUES TO BOOST ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING WITH INTRODUCTION OF THREE NEW SERIES AND RETURN OF THREE HIT FRANCHISES
New Series "Stewarts & Hamiltons," "WAGS" and "Dash Dolls" (working title) Debut Summer/Fall 2015, Along with New Seasons of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Total Divas" and "Christina Milian Turned Up"
Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 2015 - E!, the global pop culture powerhouse, announced today three new original unscripted series, "Stewarts & Hamiltons," "WAGS" and "Dash Dolls" (working title) and the return of the hit franchises "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Total Divas" and "Christina Milian Turned Up." The network's ongoing success and further expansion includes a 50% increase of reality programming hours in 2015.
"We are excited to bring viewers more of the buzzy pop culture programming that E! is known for," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, E! "With the return of some of our fan-favorites and expansion into new programming, viewers will be able to dive into a behind-the-scenes peek at the VIP celebrity lifestyle led by these larger-than-life personalities."
E!'s ongoing successful reality programming is anchored by the pop culture phenomenon "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," currently in its 10th season of record-breaking ratings. Additionally, plastic surgery series "Botched" returns in its second season on Tuesday, April 14. "Spun Out," the new series which goes inside LA's celebrity spin culture, will debut this summer along with the return this fall of fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg's "House of DVF."
New series announced today include:
"Stewarts & Hamiltons" - Summer 2015
This new one-hour, eight episode series climbs into a family tree made of true Hollywood royalty. Leading the pack are model and young mother Kimberly Stewart who is the daughter of author and philanthropist Alana Stewart and musician Rod Stewart. Hollywood icon George Hamilton, who is the ex-husband and best friend of Alana, will also be featured on the show along with actor, musician and reformed bad boy Ashley Hamilton and his 15 year-old half-brother George Hamilton Jr. Also appearing throughout the series are Kim's brother Sean Stewart and her half-sister Ruby Stewart, an aspiring musician, as well as Kim's live-in best friend Dean Geistlinger, a former music exec, and Ali Stepka, Ashley Hamilton's model girlfriend. "Stewarts & Hamiltons" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam and Chris Ray are executive producers.
"WAGS" - Summer 2015
It's all about the "Women and Girlfriends of Sports" in this new one-hour, eight episode series that goes inside the world of some of today's hottest professional athletes, from the perspective of the women behind them. "WAGS" follows the beautiful, driven and always outspoken women who make up an exclusive club of spouses and girlfriends of professional sports players. Constantly vying for seniority and respect, these women live a glamorous lifestyle full of perks, but the diamonds, first class travel, cars and mansions don't come easy and top positions in this elite group come only to those who follow the rules and know how to play the game. WAGS is produced by Machete Productions with Amber Mazzola and Lori Gordon serving as executive producers.
"Dash Dolls" (working title) - Fall 2015
Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques. Now viewers will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the Kardashian sisters' young, fun and hot employees as they navigate the hectic life of a twenty-something in Hollywood while representing the Kardashian brand. This new generation of boutique girls takes on the glamorous lifestyle that comes with managing one of today's most recognizable franchises, owned by three famous and often demanding bosses, while juggling romances, parties, family drama and other career aspirations. The new eight episode, one-hour series features Khloé Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq and her twin sister, Khadijah Haqq, and is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions and Ryan Seacrest Productions. Executive producers are Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam, Kris Jenner, Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian.
Returning series announced today include:
"#RichKids of Beverly Hills" - Sunday, May 24 at 10pmET/PT
E!'s "Clueless"-like reality series returns for season three continuing to follow the extravagant lives of the 90210's most elite young socialites who have gained internet celebrity (#InstaFamous) by documenting their glamorous daily happenings on social media. In the new season of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Morgan Stewart, Dorothy Wang, Roxy Sowlaty, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Jonny Drubel, and EJ Johnson are joined by celebrity offspring Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff in welcoming E! viewers into their VIP world. Produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment. David Leepson, Gennifer Gardiner and Doron Ofir are executive producers.
"Total Divas" - Summer 2015
Returning in its fourth season, E!, WWE(R)and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their look inside the lives of the women of the sports entertainment giant. Cameras once again showcase the professional and personal lives of the WWE Divas: The Bella Twins(TM)(Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya(TM) (Nattie), Naomi(TM), Alicia Fox(TM), Paige(TM), and Eva Marie(TM). Between balancing family, maintaining romantic relationships and constantly fighting for the spotlight, the Divas are up against the odds. However, their unique lifestyles bring them together in a bond of sisterhood like no other. "Total Divas" is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE.
"Christina Milian Turned Up" - Fall 2015
E! will once again follow the lives of this loud, loving, opinionated and multi-talented Cuban-American family, which includes actress and singer Christina Milian, her mom Carmen, and her two sisters Danielle and Lizzy. Juggling motherhood, a music career, romance and life in the celebrity spotlight is always crazy, complicated and a ton of fun, and season two of "Christina Milian Turned Up" will continue to take viewers inside the world of one of today's most popular stars. "Christina Milian Turned Up" is a Banca Studio and G3 Production in association with Lionsgate Television. Roy Bank, Kelsey Grammer, Stella Bulochnikov, Brian Sher, Larissa A.K. Matsson, Carmen Milian and Christina Milian will serve as Executive Producers.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News," "The Soup" and "Fashion Police, popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched" and "House of DVF," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.