KANSAS CITY CHIEFS' TRAVIS KELCE SEARCHES FOR LOVE OFF THE FIELD IN THE 90-MINUTE "CATCHING KELCE" PREMIERE WED., OCT. 5 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON E!
The Seven-Episode Debut Season Will Follow The All-Star Tight End As He Dates 50 Women From Across America In The Hopes Of Finding Love
Los Angeles, CA - July 18, 2016 - NFL superstar tight end Travis Kelce is trying a whole new offense when it comes to the game of love! Fifty eligible women, including former WAGS (wives and girlfriends of sports stars), sports royalty, social media stars, entrepreneurs, hometown sweethearts and fitness models from across the United States, will be invited to Los Angeles as this fun-loving athlete searches for that special someone to become his lifelong "teammate." To help make some of these tough decisions, Travis has enlisted the help of his "boys" who know him best: his older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce, and his longtime manager, Aaron Eanes.
In the supersized premiere episode, 50 eligible women will assemble at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where they will have only 60 seconds to make a lasting first impression on one of the NFL's most sought after bachelors. From there, Travis will have to quickly narrow the dating pool from 50 women down to 20 before they are able to move into their lavish Los Angeles mansion. Once moved in, Travis and his boys will be deciding who stays in the house and who is sent home packing. However, there's a twist; in each episode, Travis will pick one girl who goes on the all-access group date and it's her decision to strategically choose which other girls will go on the date with her. At the end of the group date, Travis decides who he wants to take on the coveted VIP date. The debate becomes: do you pick your friends and keep those loyalties strong, or choose the "weakest" contenders to make yourself stand out? Lines will be drawn and newly formed friendships will be tested as the women pick and choose who gets the extra time with this quirky, fun-loving football superstar. At the end of each episode, Travis will have to eliminate some of the girls and send them back to their home states.
ABOUT TRAVIS KELCE
Travis Kelce is currently gearing up for his fourth season as superstar tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. At 6-foot-5 and 260lbs, Deadspin named him the next revolutionary tight end, and NFL Spin Zone has named him one of the brightest stars to come to the tight end position in recent history, not just for his playing ability, but also for his energy and charisma on and off the field. In his first full year on the Kansas City Chiefs, he had 67 catches, 862 yards, and five touchdowns to lead all the Chiefs, while his 503 yards after catch led all NFL tight ends. In 2014 AND 2015, Kelce was a top vote getter for "Touchdown Dance of the Year." Off the field, the NFLPA has named him one of their "Community Players of the Year." Dedicated to his charity Eighty-Seven & Running, Travis spends much of his time working with less fortunate kids throughout the city. All this, at just 26 years of age, in the beginning stages of an elite NFL career.
ABOUT JASON KELCE
Jason, the older brother of Travis Kelce, is a Center for the Philadelphia Eagles. After playing as a star running back and linebacker at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Jason went on to fill the left guard and center positions for the Cincinnati Bearcats. In 2011, he was the sixth round draft pick for the Eagles where he quickly became their starting Center. In 2014, the team signed him to a six-year, 37.5 million contract extension. After years of backyard brawls, brothers Jason and Travis Kelce now look forward to fighting it out on the NFL gridiron - and hopefully one day on the greatest stage of them all, at the Super Bowl!
ABOUT AARON EANES
Aaron grew up in Cleveland, Ohio just a few towns over from Travis and Jason Kelce. In 2012, while earning his BA in Sports Management at Bowling Green State University, Aaron and his twin brother Andre began their own company, A&A Management. One of their first clients was then-draft bound, now star NFL Tight End, Travis Kelce, of the Kansas City Chiefs. A&A Management handles all things off-field for their clients from non-profits to marketing and branding, business management and community involvement all designed to help athletes succeed during, and after, their professional careers.
See who makes the cut and who fumbles under pressure when "Catching Kelce" premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 9 PM ET/PT for a 90-minute premiere episode only on E!
"Catching Kelce" is produced by Grandma's House Entertainment. Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark of Grandma's House Entertainment, Scott Langerman of ACE Media, and Lauren Stevens are Executive Producers. Adam Bold and Mike Lopez of Grandma's House Entertainment serve as Producers.
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