via press release:
E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SEPTEMBER 2011 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
E! Entertainment Television September 2011 Programming Highlights*
*Subject to change
Contact: Katie Moeckel, 323-692-4734; Katie.Moeckel@nbcuni.com
“Dirty Soap” season one
Premieres Sunday, September 25th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
The “soap bubble” is a small and intimate world and this ‘who’s who’ of daytime television cast of characters has played extremely significant roles in each others lives for years. They’ve been co-stars, best friends, worst enemies, boyfriends, girlfriends, and everything in between. Working together on set and spending time with each other in their down-time, they have formed substantial bonds and created a pseudo “soap family.” In the series we see them all begin a new chapter in their lives – some have left the soap world, some are doing film, some are focusing on family, and others are simply trying to determine what would be the best next move. All the while their goals are clear – to grow their careers and to keep their hearts and heads above water in Tinseltown – where it’s so very easy to drown.
“Kendra” season four
Premieres Sunday, September 25th @ 11:00pm ET/PT
Following a successful but intense run on “Dancing with the Stars,” Kendra is busily writing her second book and the Basketts are considering another baby. But even as Kendra’s work life is busier than ever, Hank’s football career seems to be on very shaky ground — which makes long-term planning for the celebrity couple both stressful and uncertain. But rolling with life’s punches is what Kendra is known for, and the Basketts are more than used to dealing with unexpected challenges thrown their way!
The season kicks off with a hilarious encounter with Kendra and Hank’s quirky new neighbors, who play an over-the-top practical joke on the neighborhood’s newest residents, and Kendra’s decision-making skills are put to the ultimate test by all the decorating choices she needs to make for the new home.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” season six
Airs Monday, September 5th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Kris Humphries decides he’s ready to ask for Kim’s hand in marriage, but when he & Kim get into an argument, Kris wonders if he is jumping into this way too fast.
“E! Entertainment Special: Pawn 90210”
Premieres Wednesday, September 7th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Money doesn’t grow on trees…not even in Beverly Hills. Although it’s the wealthiest zip code in America, some residents still need to liquidate. That’s when they turn to just one person –Yossi Dina — the owner and proprietor of “The Dina Collection,” otherwise known as the Taj Mahal of pawn shops. This half-hour special follows the surprising stories of Beverly Hills’ rich and famous as they come to Yossi to trade their prized possessions (oftentimes with outrageous stories) in a desperate dash for quick cash. In “Pawn 90210,” an eccentric cast of posh Beverly Hills residents attempt to sell or pawn some truly fabulous items, but not all of them are in dire straits.
“E! Investigates: A Designer’s Downfall”
Premieres Wednesday, September 14th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
In 2006 fashion designer Anand Jon was honored as one of Newsweek’s “10 People To Watch,” an accolade he shared with then-Senator Barack Obama. Two years later, Jon was sitting alone in a jail cell, convicted of 14 felonies and 2 misdemeanors, including forcible rape. In “E! Investigates: Designer Downfall,” host Laura Ling and the E! Investigates team delve deep into the sensational web of fame, sex and accusations, revealing how a promising young fashion designer could fall so far. With interviews from his former business partner, publicist, assistants, victims and supporters, E! Investigates paints a picture of a gifted man with unlimited potential…until everything fell apart at the seams.
“E! Entertainment Special: Fatal Honeymoons”
Premieres Wednesday, September 14th @ 9:00pm ET/PT
It’s supposed to be the happiest time in a couple’s life. But why do so many brides (and sometimes husbands) end up dead, just days after saying “I do?” This special examines some of the most shocking cases where “til death do us part” comes much sooner than anyone could have imagined.
“Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards”
Premieres Sunday, September 18th @ 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT
E!’s red carpet coverage of the 2011 Emmys offers a first-look at the evening’s fashion parade and interviews with early celebrity arrivals.
“Live from the Red Carpet: The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards”
Premieres Sunday, September 18th @ 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT
Live from the Red Carpet at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, we’ll be talking to all of your favorite television stars and Emmy nominees. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic
“Fashion Police: The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards”
Premieres Monday, September 19th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Joan Rivers hosts as E! recaps fashion do’s and don’ts at this year’s ceremony in this one-hour special. It will feature all of the styles from the Primetime Emmy Awards and provide insight as to who’s a fashion winner and who’s a fashion victim.
“True Hollywood Story: Bethenny Frankel”
Premieres Wednesday, September 21st @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Bethenny Frankel has gone from being a single woman with a successful business as a health food chef to a happily married business juggernaut, thanks to her viewer-grabbing appearances in Bravo’s hit reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City. In the show’s earlier seasons, storylines revolved around Frankel’s love life and her extravagant outings with the other housewives. But by 2010, it was her acrimonious feud with ex-best friend, Jill Zarin, which became the show’s central story, causing division amongst the other housewives and a lot of verbal sparring. In the midst of all the tension, Frankel wrote best-selling diet books, created a guilt-free cocktail, and starred in her own spin-off series called Bethenny Getting Married? – all successful ventures that changed Frankel’s image from a simple “housewife” to a smart and savvy entrepreneur and one of the few Bravo “housewives” you wanted to root for.
“E! Entertainment Special: Tyra Banks”
Premieres Wednesday, September 28th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Tyra Banks never ceases to surprise us. Last year, the America’s Next Top Model host turned heads when she decided to enter an elite Harvard Business School program. And she recently announced she’s written a novel for young adults, to be released in September. The book, Modelland, is about a world where models — called “Intoxibellas” — are the only famous people around. In this half-hour special, Tyra and those closest to her open up about the pivotal moments in this model-actress-host-mogul-author’s spectacular life.
“Fashion Police: The September Issue” Includes:
Premieres Friday, September 2nd @ 10:30pm ET/PT
The countdown to Fashion Week begins as fashionista Kelly Osbourne recreates Sarah Jessica Parker’s exquisite editorial look seen in the pages of Marie Claire magazine.
Miss O samples all the latest couture clothes, shoes and jewelry while giving viewers a first hand look at all the clothes in the magazine’s showroom. In studio, on display will be designer Marc Jacobs latest fashion masterpieces. Also, the hosts are joined by Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts, who will reveal secrets from the Sarah Jessica Parker cover shoot. Model and fashion icon, Amber Rose will also be featured as a special guest. Rose will bring her own approach to critiquing celebrity style and recapping the looks from the week.
Premieres Friday, September 9th @ 10:30pm ET/PT
Fashion Police goes on location to all the star-studded parties for Fashion’s Night Out. Join George from NY as he chats with Heidi Klum, Kelly from Chicago and Giuliana from Las Vegas as they break down each event and give exclusive details of the VIP guest lists including the night’s hottest fashions and which designers threads stood out from the crowd. In addition, “Project Runway” judge and Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia joins the hosts in studio to have a ‘first look’ at award show fashions including an Emmy® runway preview with models highlighting what this year’s nominees should be wearing on the red carpet.
Premieres Friday, September 16th @ 10:30pm ET/PT
Kelly sits front row at Marchesa’s first-ever runway show at the famed Plaza Hotel. Kelly will be the only person to get an exclusive interview with renowned designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig on their favorite celebrity red carpet moments, as the duo has dressed the likes of Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Blake Lively and Anne Hathaway. And, in one of the shows most popular segments, find out who Joan will crown “Fash-hole” of Fashion Week?
MOVIES WE LOVE
“The Dukes of Hazzard”
Premieres Thursday, September 1st @ 8:00pm ET/PT
Cousins Bo and Luke Duke, with a little help from their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.
Premieres Saturday, September 3rd @ 8:00pm ET/PT
A boy and girl from differing social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic.
“The Wedding Planner”
Premieres Saturday, September 10th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
A romantic comedy about love, destiny and other events you just can’t plan for. Mary Fiore (Lopez) is a wedding planner whose singular dedication to her work has kept her from finding the man of her dreams. When she finally meets “Mr. Right” (McConaughey), he turns out to be the groom from one of her upcoming weddings.
“Over Her Dead Body”
Premieres Thursday, September 15th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
When Kate is killed by an ice sculpture on her wedding day, her fiance? Henry gives up on romance until he falls for a beautiful psychic who’s supposed to be helping him move on. But Kate’s not having it, and as a ghost, she’s going to do whatever it takes.
“I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry”
Premieres Saturday, September 17th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.
“Mean Girls 2”
Premieres Saturday, September 24th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
The Plastics are back in the long awaited follow-up to the smash-hit Mean Girls… and now the clique is more fashionable, funny and ferocious than ever!
NEW EPISODES IN SEPTEMBER
Airs Weeknights @ 11:00pm ET/PT
This series provides late night phenom Chelsea Handler with the perfect showcase for what she does best: comment on pop culture & entertainment news while interacting with the public. The daily program offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths and rumors that just won’t die, and other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to the late night arena, “Chelsea Lately” is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us.
“Dirty Soap” (9/25)
Airs Sundays @ 10:00pm ET/PT
They’ve been killers, ghosts, homeless, prostitutes, prisoners and even murder victims – but it’s off the set of their famous soaps where the real drama begins. Featuring a drop-dead gorgeous ‘who’s who’ of daytime television – Kelly Monaco (General Hospital), Nadia Bjorlin (Days of Our Lives), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Farah Fath (One Life To Live), John Paul Lavoisier (One Life To Live), Brandon Beemer (The Bold And The Beautiful) and Galen Gering (Days of Our Lives) – “Dirty Soap” is a titillating look at these stunning thespians as they navigate high-profile careers during pivotal moments in the industry and deal with their own real-life drama, which often rivals that of their daytime counterparts.
Airs Weeknights @ 7:00pm & 11:30pm ET/PT
E!’s popular series, “E! News,” hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic gives entertainment fans extensive coverage of breaking news, extra behind-the-scenes access to the hottest shows, exclusive celebrity interviews and all the hottest red carpet events. Alongside Ryan and Giuliana, viewers favorite celebrity correspondents Jason Kennedy, Ashlan Gorse, Catt Sadler, Ben Lyons and Michael Yo bring fans breaking news, inside celebrity scoop and coverage of pop culture’s biggest events.
“Fashion Police” (9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30)
Airs Fridays @ 10:30pm ET/PT
Comedy superstar Joan Rivers brings her notorious and no-holds-barred celebrity fashion and juicy pop culture commentary to viewers as host of E!’s popular weekly series, “Fashion Police.” Joining her are E!’s resident fashionista Giuliana Rancic, Red Carpet darling Kelly Osbourne and celebrity stylist George Kotsiopoulos. These Hollywood insiders battle to right all the fashion wrongs and bring viewers their honest critique of the latest celebrity fashion and pop culture commentary each and every week. From runway shows and the hottest red carpets to Hollywood style out and about, this fierce foursome gives viewers a complete recap of the week’s celebrity fashion, along with the latest Hollywood stories.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (9/4, 9/5)
Airs Sundays & on Monday, 9/5 @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Dynasties come and go, but the Kardashians reign supreme. Throughout five seasons and multiple spin-offs, the family has wielded power over the airwaves, and challenged fans to keep up with their relationships, business ventures, squabbles, travels and triumphs. With Kim in love and constantly on the road; Kourtney and Khloé managing their own households in addition to their three DASH boutiques; and Kris managing everyone’s careers, the whole family has to make concerted efforts to stay connected. Through all the clashes and hearty laughs, this opinionated brood is determined to put family first.
Airs Sundays @ 11:00pm ET/PT
The Baskett family — Kendra, husband Hank and Little Hank– finally “slide into home” in their new LA digs following years of cross-country moves. Doing so puts Kendra right back where the action is and positions her perfectly for her Hollywood career ambitions. Of course, this will challenge Kendra and Hank to find just the right balance between the personal and the professional. Family drama ensues, as Kendra’s work obligations — and some misunderstandings — strain some of the most important relationships in her life, while Hank is challenged as he navigates the uncertainty of his NFL career — and considers his options for when his playing days come to an end.
“The Soup” (9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30)
Airs Fridays @ 10:00pm ET/PT
“The Soup” reigns in the week’s wildest and most memorable moments in the world of entertainment. Whether it’s pointing out the latest escapades of celebutants or politicians, commenting on the love lives of our favorite celebrities or re living the most outrageous clips of reality television, host Joel McHale has it covered. With his trademark dry wit and off the cuff humor, there’s never a dull moment on “The Soup,” so stay in touch with popular culture, re live it or catch up on it each week on E!.