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E! lines up “Botched,” “Escape Club,” “Total Divas”

The debuts of reality competition series Escape Club and plastic surgery docuseries Botched, as well as second seasons of #RichKids of Beverly Hills and Total Divas, are among U.S. net E!'s original programming slate, unveiled ahead of its upfront presentation. (Pictured: Keeping Up With The Kardashians)
March 27, 2014

The debuts of reality competition series Escape Club and plastic surgery docuseries Botched, as well as second seasons of #RichKids of Beverly Hills and Total Divas, are among U.S. net E!’s original programming slate, unveiled ahead of its upfront presentation.

Premiering June 8, the Shed Media-produced Escape Club will see 12 twenty-somethings escape to an exclusive resort getaway where they will fight to keep their spots. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim-Murray Productions’ Kardashians spin-off Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons will debut in August, while September brings the premiere of the 8 x 60 minute, Evolution Media-produced series Botched, which showcases the victims of cosmetic surgery-gone-wrong and their attempts to fix their procedures.

Returning series on E! include Bunim-Murray and WWE-produced women’s wrestling series Total Divas, which is back for a second season; Shed Media U.S.’s Eric & Jesse: Game On, which will follow the footballer-singer couple for a second season; Wilshire Studios’ Giuliana & Bill, on the successful power couple; Bunim-Murray and Ryan Seacrest-helmed series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (pictured above), back for its ninth season of Kardashian family hi jinx; and ITV Studios America’s #RichKids of Beverly Hills, whose young socialites return for a second season.

The network’s unscripted projects in development – all with working titles – are Electus and Hud:sun Media-produced docuseries DVF, on fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg; Banca Studio, G3 Productions and Lionsgate Television-produced docusoap Christina Milian, about the life of the pop singer; ITV Studios America’s #RichKids of New York, which follows the wealthy youth of Manhattan; and Den of Thieves’ The Receipt, in which the receipts of wealthy people reveal their spending habits.

Additional unscripted projects being developed are Brian Graden Media’s Lance Bass Wedding, which will follow the planning of the pop star’s dream wedding; Tricon Media’s Spin Out, on L.A.’s top spin instructors; Evolution Media’s Luxe Life, about rich youth entering their 30s; Shady Media and Left/Right-produced Pretty Young Things, which explores the careers of New York models; Bunim-Murray and Ryan Seacrest’s Dash Dolls, about the Kardashian family’s DASH boutiques; Wilshire Studios’ Love Live, a live, social media-controlled dating show, and daily pop culture-recap program After Party; and Leftfield Picture’s New Money, on how people are spending new-found fortunes.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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