E! Announces Several New Reality Series Just In Time For Summer!

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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!


The Wanted Life begins Sunday, June 2 at 10:30pmET/PT (moving to its regular time starting Sunday, June 9 at 10:00pmET/PT), and follows the British pop band as they record their third album in California and prepare for tours in the United States and Europe.  The show will catch the guys' personal and professional life for the series, and it's produced by none other than Ryan Seacrest Productions.  Who else?

Total Divas begins airing on Sunday, July 28 at 10:00pm ET/PT.  It chronicles the women of the WWE Divas as they live their lives both inside and out of the wrestling ring.  Not surprisingly, it comes to us from the creators of MTV's Real World franchise.

Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and Jessie is slated to begin airing in late summer, and it will follow country crooner Jessie James and her Denver Broncos wide receiver fiance Eric Decker as they plan their wedding while juggling family, friends, and their hugely successful careers.  Described as sharing the couple's "charmingly fun and unfiltered outlook on life," the show is produced by Shed Media U.S.  Hey, the production company had to replace Ev & Ocho with something, right?

Along with these summer shows, the network has many new series in development.  Young Sonoma will follow the families of Sonoma Valley wine country and their personal and professional drama.  Most notably, Ben Flajnik's winery will be one of the company's highlighted.  Queens Are Wild follows female poker players as live, travel, and work together in the high-dollar gambling world.  Flash is a photography competition that pits shutterbugs against one another as they photograph pop culture clients who are trying to build their brands.  Sex & Real Estate chronicles the professional and personal lives of the hottest real estate agents in Miami who love to mix business with pleasure.

In addition to these new hopefuls, the network will air Nick Cannon's Big Surprise, a one-hour special where he thanks his grandparents with a surprise home makeover (Thursday, May 9 at 10:00pmET/PT), and Holly Has A Baby, a Mother's Day special with follows Holly Madison as she prepares for her daughter's arrival, gives birth at the hospital, and then heads home to nest with her new family.

That's a lot of trash television to look forward to!


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