E! RENEWS HIT ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES "THE ARRANGEMENT" FOR A SECOND SEASON
Drama Series Hails from Universal Cable Productions
Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 2017 - E! Entertainment has greenlit a second season of its latest original scripted series "The Arrangement." From Universal Cable Productions and Emmy Award-Winning writer/EP Jonathan Abrahams ("Mad Men"), the series debuted Sunday, March 5 at 10pm ET/PT. Starring Josh Henderson ("Dallas"), Christine Evangelista ("The Walking Dead"), Lexa Doig ("Continuum") and Michael Vartan ("Alias"), this multi-layered, sophisticated Hollywood love story brings to life the darker side of fame. Season two will consist of 10, one-hour episodes.
"As E!'s second successful foray into scripted, we are thrilled to see the show resonate with viewers and gain momentum throughout the season. Continuing to fuel our audience's passion for pop culture and celebrity, 'The Arrangement' allows us to reveal a darker side of Hollywood that has never been seen before," said Adam Stotsky, President, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network. "Alongside our partners at Universal Cable Productions, we're excited to watch this intriguingly unpredictable story continue to unfold in a second season."
"'The Arrangement' has won an audience by providing a guilty pleasure with a dash of topicality," said Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "Jonathan, Josh, Christine, Michael, Lexa and the rest of the team have created the perfect cocktail of fairytale love story with a dark twist!"
Season to-date, "The Arrangement" is averaging 1.3 million total viewers and 725,000 P18-49, according to Nielsen L+3 data and continues to rank as the 2nd biggest scripted cable drama launch with young women (W18-34) for 2017. Resonating with women ranking among the Top 5 Primetime original programs each week for Sunday with W18-34 and W18-49, "The Arrangement" builds on the success of E!'s first original scripted series, "The Royals," which was recently picked up for a fourth season.
Tune-in to an all-new episode this Sunday, April 16 at 10pm ET/PT as secrets are revealed when Kyle (Henderson) accompanies Megan (Evangelista) on a trip back to her hometown to officiate her best friend's wedding. Terence (Vartan) goes on a journey of self-reflection after trying to save the Institute from a possible scandal that leads to an intense confrontation. As things get steamy with DeAnn (Doig), she finds herself inspired to take more risks with her life. "The Arrangement" season one will conclude with the finale airing Sunday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT.
For an exclusive video from Josh Henderson and Christine Evangelista about the season two announcement, follow the show's Instagram @the_arrangement
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, "The Arrangement" was written by Jonathan Abrahams ("Mad Men"), who serves as Executive Producer on the series. Jimmy Fox of Main Event Media, Layla Smith and Gregory Lipstone of All3Media America also serve as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen ratings, Premieres only, Live + 3 (3/5/17-3/26/17); W18-34 claim based on series premieres across all cable (12/26/16 thru 3/26/17); Sunday Primetime (8p-11p) rank based on all cable
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," "WAGS," and "Fashion Police," as well as the network's scripted series "The Royals" and "The Arrangement." 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. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter," "The Sinner" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Killjoys" and "The Magicians" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.