E!’s summer reality TV lineup thankfully doesn’t include a Kardashian spinoff -unless you count the widely anticipated docu-series about Bruce Jenner and his transition to living as a woman. But that’s not all E! is giving us this summer -there’s also more Botched to look forward to as well as a whole host of new shows so you can escape from the heat.
Jillian Michaels is returning to reality TV with a new docuseries called Being Jillian, which follows the former ragey trainer of TheBiggest Loser as she juggles family alongside her fitness and health business. Additionally Joel McHale will be expanding on his The Soup ‘tales from the week’ concept by executive producing a a new show focusing on snarking snark from outrageous and hilarious website comments found throughout the internet. <Crossing-Fingers Reality Tea makes an appearance!>
In Just Jillian, Jillian“strips down and bares it all” for an intimate and revealing docu-follow which exposes the real Jillian; thus giving viewers an “authentic, unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.”
E! has added three new reality series, one featuring Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian‘s DASH boutiques, to its lineup and announced the return of three existing shows.
Dash Dolls will focus on the employees of DASH. “Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques,” said E!Kim made a “mark” alright!Ha! “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.”
In today’s FML news, Kris Jenner has reportedly inked a $100 MILLION deal with E! to keep Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the network – as well as every time someone in the family “takes” a city against its will – for at least FOUR more years. I’m moving to Mars. Who’s with me?
According to Page Six, the record-breaking deal includes Kris, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie, and it goes well beyond the core show. Keeping Up With the Kardashians has spawned countless spinoffs, such as Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons, and we can now expect to see many more. As well as more digital projects like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, television projects produced by Kim, more of Khloe covering the red carpet events, a Kardashian YouTube channel, and the list goes on and on. I feel faint.
Because there aren't quite enough over-entitled rich 20 somethings on TV, E! is reportedly developing a new reality series titled Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
The reality series will follow a group of young adults who live a life of excess in Beverly Hills. Deadline reports, the series will feature "the offspring of the most elite families and billionaire moguls party, play, and support each other against a backdrop of wealth," and has been inspired by a Tumblr blog titled Rich Kids of Instagram.
You know how those Kardashian sisters roll…always in the midst of a lawsuit. Well it seems that their inability to be creative habit of borrowing ideas is rubbing off on they friend and E! prince Ryan Seacrest who finds himself on the receiving end of an infringement suit.
At least he's not alone, as Khloe KardashianOdom and husband Lamar Odom are about to find themselves in the same boat as dear, ol' Ryan. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the state of New York should feel extra special right about now!
Another season, another slew of reality series! As we head into the summer months, we need even more mindless television to distract us from the fact that the weather is beautiful and we're all stuck inside working for a living. I have to say, Ryan Seacrest's channel is stepping up to the plate–and stepping away from the Kardashians–to bring us a whole gamut of new entertainment.
According to an E! press release, we have lots to look forward to in the vein of new reality shows from the network. From the boys of The Wanted to the WWE to the gray flannel clad Bachelor (you know who I'm talking about!), there is sure to be something for everyone!