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E! SUMMER 2012 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
“Opening Act” season one
New series premieres Monday, July 9th @ 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 – including Grammy-winning superstar Mary J. Blige and chart-topping producer Antonina Armato from Rock Mafia – 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.
“Married to Jonas” season one
New series premieres Sunday, August 19th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
E! is capturing the lives of one of America’s sweetest couples — Kevin and Danielle Jonas. Kevin, a member of the Grammy-nominated and multi-chart topping group the Jonas Brothers, met the then Danielle Deleasa while on a family vacation in the Bahamas. Dani, the sweet, stylish and down-to-earth girl from New Jersey, said “yes” and tied the knot with Kevin in 2009.The deeply-in-love young couple quickly entered a whole new world, balancing marriage, worldwide fame and coming of age. Together, they are working to manage the colliding points of view between Dani’s outspoken Italian family and the Hollywood life of the Jonas clan, including Kevin’s equally successful brothers Joe and Nick. After two years of newlywed bliss, Kevin and Dani are finally ready to settle down in their New Jersey home and establish a happy suburban life. However, with the Jonas Brothers heading back to the studio to record new music, finding the right mix of “normal” and superstardom isn’t easy.
“E! Entertainment Special: Heroes Gone Wrong”
Premieres Monday, June 11th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
What happens when the people who are supposed to keep us safe turn out to be dangerous predators? “Heroes Gone Wrong” reveals shocking stories of ruthless criminals who made headlines when they violated the public trust and committed horrendous acts. In this brand new one-hour special E! unravels these horrific tales of scandal and betrayal, and reveals the details of what led to the demise of these fallen heroes.
“E! Entertainment Special: Bridal to Homicidal”
Premieres Monday, June 25th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
In the all new” E! Entertainment Special: Bridal to Homicidal”, E! recounts fascinating and disturbing stories of housewives who snapped.
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.
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, Alicia Quarles and Melanie Bromley – bring fans breaking news, inside celebrity scoop and coverage of pop culture’s biggest events.
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”
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”
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.
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!.
MOVIES WE LOVE
Premieres Friday, June 1st @ 8:00pm ET/PT
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Premieres Saturday, June 2nd @ 8:00pm ET/PT
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.
“Blue Crush 2”
Premieres Saturday, June 2nd @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother’s dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Premieres Saturday, June 9th @ 10:00pm ET/PT
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
“She’s Out of My League”
Premieres Saturday, June 16th @ 8:00pm ET/PT
An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.