E! picks up three new shows including new Kardashian series
E! will introduce several new series over the next year, including “Stewarts & Hamiltons,” “WAGS” and “Dash Dolls.” The network announced today the three new original unscripted series, and the return of the hit franchises “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” “Total Divas” and “Christina Milian Turned Up.”
“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! will continue their run with “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” currently in its 10th season. The plastic surgery series “Botched” will also return 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.”
“Stewarts & Hamiltons” will premiere this summer as a new one-hour, eight episode series following 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” will also premiere this summer, as an 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” is a working title, and the series is set to premiere in the fall of 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.