Tuesday April 23, 2013

E! has announced its new slate.  I haven't seen the ratings on the joke of a show around Ryan Lochte, but it doesn't look much better as per the Hollywood Reporter:

The Wanted Life (previously announced)

Total Divas (Sunday, July 28 at 10 p.m.)
Revealing the real women behind the WWE Divas for the first time, this new one-hour series proves that the drama is even bigger when the sexy superstars step outside the ring. Total Divas goes inside the personal lives of these glitzy, glamorous celebrities who entertain sold-out crowds in arenas around the world and are adored by millions of fans. Total Divas is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are executive producers for Bunim-Murray Productions.

Pop Innovators (July)
This new series showcases the most influential names in pop culture in their own words. We love them for what they bring to our world, and how they have helped define pop culture and captured the collective zeitgeist. These are the people who, as leaders in their respective fields, have taken their fame and gone in new directions to become influencers across a wide range of topics, and who inspire others to do the same. The first episode ofPop Innovators will offer an in-depth look at the life and career of Will.i.am from his point of view and will also feature interviews with other celebrities that he's influenced most.

Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and Jessie (Late summer 2013)
From Khloé & Lamar to Kendra & Hank, E! has followed the romantic celebrity relationships of popular athletes and their gorgeous companions for years. The new Love and Other Contact Sports franchise will take viewers inside the confines of even more celebrity/athlete romances starting with country/pop singer Jessie James and her fiancé, Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker whose wedding is quickly approaching. The series will chronicle the sexy young couple’s road to the altar as they juggle careers, relationships, family and more. Currently residing in their Denver dream home, they share an ambition to succeed, a charmingly fun and unfiltered outlook on life, and most of all, a red-hot attraction for each other. Produced by Shed Media U.S.

Hello Ross (working title) (Fall 2013)
As the ultimate pop culture fan forum, this new interactive talk show is hosted by the super fan himself, Ross Mathews. Fans will have the unique opportunity to share their opinion on all the latest in pop culture, debate the most buzzworthy topics and come face to face with their favorite celebrities. From Borderline Amazing Productions.

The Trend (Fall 2013)
This news series will feature a team of experts and celebrity contributors discussing all things fashion, beauty and design.

MTV is busting out a couple of new shows tonight: Girl Code and the uber compelling Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.  DId you know that Ke$ha was on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie (thanks Jacoby)?

The new Esquire network also launches tonight with the premieres of Knife Fight and The Getaway.  Hosted by former Top Chef winner Ilan Hall (season 2) and produced by Drew Barrymore's production company, this one might be interesting.  Here's a clip with a short promo for the show.  Here's the net's description of The Getaway

"From the mind of Anthony Bourdain comes The Getaway, a new original series exploring the world's greatest cities through the eyes of a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities who know them inside and out. Join Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Eve, Aisha Tyler and many more as they hit the streets in their favorite places on earth, enjoying the life of a local, doing what they do, eating what they eat, and going where they go. Sometimes, it’s not just where you go, but who you’re with."

For those who care, Khloe Kardashian is OUT as co-host of The X Factor.  I don't.

I am working on a show very similar to this one.  Is there room for TWO treehouse shows??  Animal Planet will bring viewers closer to nature with its new series Treehouse Masters, as world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson and his team of craftsmen traverses the country to turn clients' sky-high dreams into realities. Often described as a tree whisperer, Nelson uses an approach that's part science/part art to create homes and businesses that are sustained by nature's foundation  trees.