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E! orders Jillian Michaels docuseries

The U.S. cable net has greenlit two shows, including one starring Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels (pictured), and put five series into development.
May 6, 2015

E! has greenlit a docuseries starring fitness expert and The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels (pictured).

Just Jillian is one of two series greenlit by the NBCUniversal-owned cable network and five added to its development slate.

Produced by All3Media and Empowered Media, the show will follow Michaels—who is also set to host a reality competition show for Spike called Sweat Inc.—as she balances her professional commitments with her personal life. The network is billing it as an “unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.”

The series will premiere in early 2016. Michaels is exec producing alongside Giancarlo Chersich, Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Brian Veskosky, and Greg Goldman.

E! has also greenlit a weekly half-hour pop culture show from the producer of The Soup. The Comment Section be hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and look at the week’s biggest pop culture stories. Wilshire Studios, Free Period and Pygmy Wolf Productions are coproducing and Joel McHale, K.P. Anderson, Jason Burns and Greg Heller are exec producing.

Series in development include Famously Single, a celebrity dating show from Irwin Entertainment that will feature a therapist and match-maker coaching celebs with romantic issues; Hollywood Prenup, an Evolution Media-produced series starring The Starter Wife author and relationship coach Gigi Levangie; and Instafamous, a Leftfield Pictures series about social media celebrities.

The network is also developing two sports-related series. Shed Media is producing Kierra & Harry Douglas Project, starring the ex-Falcons cheerleader and the Tennessee Titans player; and the Den of Thieves-based sports talk show Girls Guide To Sports, which will focus on the gossip, fashion, dating and entertainment side of athleticism.

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