[11/16/20 - 04:07 AM] E! Greenlights New Series "For Real: The Story of Reality TV" Hosted and Executive Produced by Andy Cohen "I'm thrilled to look back at the shows that formed my love for reality TV, and interview the icons of the genre," said Andy Cohen. "This series is like great candy!"
[via press release from E!]
E! GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES "FOR REAL: THE STORY OF REALITY TV" HOSTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ANDY COHEN
Seven-Part Limited Event Series To Premiere Early 2021 and Highlight The Undeniable Impact Reality Television Has Made On Society
LOS ANGELES, CA - November 16, 2020 - E! is keeping it real with the greenlight of a new limited event series "For Real: The Story of Reality TV" hosted and executive produced by Andy Cohen and set to air in early 2021. The series will rewind the clock and revisit some of the most iconic reality television moments that have undoubtedly shaped the world we live in today and share the inside scoop from the icons who lived it. From "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "The Bachelor," and "The Real World," to "The Real Housewives," "Survivor" and more, the genre has evolved tremendously since its inception and radically affected society on a global scale. In each episode, Cohen will explore a pivotal theme or moment from reality television, sit down with some of the biggest, most memorable names in the unscripted world and include commentary from industry pioneers, producers and journalists.
"I'm thrilled to look back at the shows that formed my love for reality TV, and interview the icons of the genre," said Andy Cohen, Host and Executive Producer. "This series is like great candy!"
"A reality connoisseur in his own right, Andy takes viewers on a deep and captivating journey into a genre that's forever captivated audiences and impacted pop culture," said Rachel Smith, Executive Vice President, Development, Bravo and E!. "At a time where the world is constantly changing, 'For Real: The Story of Reality TV' offers the perfect escape we all need; an opportunity to sit back, relax and submerge into a world that's captured so many."
"For Real: The Story of Reality TV" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions & Most Talkative with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, David Sambuchi and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers.
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 and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Bellas," "The Bradshaw Bunch," "Botched," "E! True Hollywood Story," and topical series "The Soup." "E! News" is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand's programming slate includes "Daily Pop," "Nightly Pop" and digital shows: "E! News' The Rundown" and "BingE! Club" on Snapchat. E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and the "E! People's Choice Awards" celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, 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 http://www.nbcuniversal.com.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World, which recently moved to Facebook after 32 seasons on MTV. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP's current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!),The Challenge (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Family or Fiance (OWN), Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon) and Emily's Wonder Lab (Netflix). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
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