Unscripted

E! greenlights six series, revives “True Hollywood Story”

Upcoming unscripted series in E!’s slate include docuseries following celebrity couples, social media influencers, and a comedy dance show. All set to debut later this year, the network hopes the shows ...
May 2, 2018

Upcoming unscripted series in E!’s slate include docuseries following celebrity couples, social media influencers, and a comedy dance show.

All set to debut later this year, the network hopes the shows will follow the trend of its April 2018 ratings, which reported a 2% increase with adults 18-49, a 5% increase with women 18-49, and a 7% increase with total viewers (P2+).

Ashlee and Evan (w/t) is a Citizen Jones and Cinema Giants-produced docuseries that sees actor-singer Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her actor-artist husband Evan Ross record their first duet album. The show will also feature the married couple adjusting to life as new parents.

Another docuseries heading to the NBCUniversal-owned network is Nat & Liv, following fashion and beauty influencers Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson, who have five million followers on Instagram. Viewers will get an inside look at the lives of the cousins and best friends. Machete Productions and Cineflix produce.

The Funny Dance Show (w/t) is a one-hour format that sees four comic celebrities participate in a comedic dance show. Drawing from the DNA of movies like Step Up and TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, but with a comedy spin, the performances will be judged by an irreverent panel, with the audience voting for the winner, and the winner’s prize money donated to a charity of their choice. Ugly Brothers produces the series.

E! will also adapt the popular podcast The LadyGang for television, via Purveyors of Pop and eOne. The series, featuring Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek, will follow the podcast’s format of pop culture commentary, married with no-holds-barred celebrity interviews.

The network is also bringing back E! True Hollywood Story with a modern approach. Each self-contained documentary, produced by Wilshire Studios, will focus on a topic, headline, or person that is causing a shift in culture, with interviews from the people involved.

E!’s development slate includes a World of Wonder docuseries, The Twins Project, which will follow three sets of twins, with each set working together in pursuit of a dream; while Wonder Women is a competition series looking for the next great stuntwoman. A. Smith & Co. Productions will produce.

“E! is a pop culture network that is for and about women, and these series hit the mark when it comes to fun, aspirational content and engaging storytelling for our audience,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis (pictured), E!’s executive vice president, production & development, in a statement. “With this slate, we are excited to present strong women on our air who bring big personalities and unique points of view. E! True Hollywood Story is a beloved franchise that has never been more timely and relevant.”

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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