'Opening Act' to Premiere Monday, July 9 on E!

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June 29th, 2012

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July Programming Highlights

“Opening Act” season one

New series premieres Monday, July 9th @ 10:00pm ET/PT

The intoxicating but elusive dream of music stardom moves a significant step forward for a diverse group of young singers in “Opening Act,” the wholly original new series from E! International Emmy®-winning producer Nigel Lythgoe and his Artist Development Team scoured the Internet, searching for the very best performers, singers and songwriters for the sole purpose of opening this summer for the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz, and Gym Class Heroes, among others. “Opening Act” is a one-of-a-kind series that promises a chance to fulfill the dream of a lifetime for some of today’s hottest yet undiscovered sensations, with no auditions, no judges, no eliminations and no competitions! They don’t even know they’re being considered for this opportunity until the show’s host surprises them, in unusual ways.

 

In the premiere episode, one lucky individual is handpicked by Nigel, the Artist Development team and Rod Stewart to open for the Grammy® award winning and platinum-selling artist in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.

 

 

FINALES

 

“Mrs. Eastwood & Company” season one

Airs Sunday, July 22nd @ 10:00pm ET/PT

In the season finale, Dina Eastwood clashes with daughters Morgan and Francesca when Morgan poses for some potentially racy underwater photographs that Tyler is shooting. The Overtone band gets the shock of their lives when Dina Eastwood quits as their manager

 

 

SPECIALS

 

“E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise”

Premieres Monday, July 2nd @ 8:00pm ET/PT

E! examines a fascinating athlete who has transcended sports to become a full-fledged pop icon in the upcoming E! Entertainment Special “Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise.” His extraordinary success on the football field, coupled with his religious devotion and infectious charm, have made Tebow a beloved and controversial figure … but love him or hate him, Tim Tebow has undeniably captured America’s attention. From rumors of hot Hollywood hook-ups, to “Tebowing” becoming a part of the American vernacular, to his much-discussed virginity, everybody is talking about Tebow. And, now that he is playing in New York, the spotlight is getting brighter. E! speaks with Tebow’s close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts who have followed his aspirational career to reveal the phenomenon surrounding this remarkable lightning rod.

 

“E! Entertainment Special: 15 Awesomest Boy Bands” (wt)

Premieres Tuesday, July 24th @ 10:00pm ET/PT

Let’s hear it for the boys! With the amazing ascendancy of groups like One Direction, Boy Bands are definitely back in a BIG way. And it’s not just tween girls who are excited. In recognition of this current pop culture frenzy, we’re celebrating the 15 Awesomest Boy Bands ever in the E! Entertainment Special “15 Awesomest Boy Bands.” With exclusive band member interviews, news clips, music videos, and expert commentary, we’ll Mmm Bop with the greatest boy bands of all time!

 

 

ONGOING SERIES

 

Chelsea Lately

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.

 

“E! News”

Airs Weeknights @ 7:00pm & 11:30pm ET/PT

E!’s popular series, “E! News,” gives entertainment fans extensive coverage of breaking news, behind-the-scenes access to the hottest shows, exclusive celebrity interviews and all the biggest red carpet events. Alongside E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, viewers’ favorite celebrity correspondents - Jason Kennedy, Ashlan Gorse, Catt Sadler, Ken Baker, David Burtka, Kristina Guerrero, Alicia Quarles and Melanie Bromley - bring fans breaking news, inside celebrity scoop and coverage of pop culture’s biggest events.

 

Fashion Police” (7/13, 7/20)

Airs Fridays @ 10:00pm 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” (7/1, 7/8, 7/9, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29)

Airs Sundays @ 9:00pm ET/PT

Bringing even more bonding, more love and more drama from one of the most watched families on television, the Kardashians continue to share their soaring highs and crashing lows, with the same candor, strength and humor that have made this close-knit group one of the world’s most widely recognized families.

 

“Mrs. Eastwood & Company” (7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22)

Airs Sundays @ 10:00pm ET/PT

This 10 episode half-hour series takes viewers inside the fascinating world of the Eastwood family, from their hometown of Carmel, CA to Los Angeles and wherever their lives may take them. Following mom Dina, daughters Francesca and Morgan, the six members of "Overtone," and those intimately involved in their world, this unconventional family proves that familial bonds are shaped by more than DNA. “Mrs. Eastwood & Company” offers an exceptional look at a rarely seen side of pop culture, fascinating personalities who have compelling stories and unique points of view.

 

“Opening Act” (7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30)

Airs Mondays @ 10:00pm ET/PT

From International Emmy-winning producer Nigel Lythgoe comes the new series that breaks the mold of talent/reality television. In "Opening Act," Lythgoe and his A-List Artist Development Team comb the Internet to find the web’s most talented amateurs, then give them the once-in-a-lifetime chance to open for a top music superstar. But here, there are no judges to woo, auditions to pass or rounds to win: Each band or solo act has only days to prepare after a surprise visit that presents them with an opportunity they never knew existed, and viewers follow them from obscurity to the big-time gig that could change their lives forever. A true first of its kind, "Opening Act" will showcase not only some extraordinary, unknown talent, but the emotional and very personal journey that awaits them on their way to perform on a national stage.

 

The Soup” (7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25)

Airs Wednesdays @ 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!.

 

 

 
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