via press release:
E! KICKS OFF MORE NIGHTS OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING FEATURING THE NETWORK’S HOTTEST STARS, POPULAR RETURNING FAVORITES AND A NEW SERIES PREMIERE
Expanded Programming Initiative Debuts with “Go Big and Stay Home!” Week Presenting Season Premieres of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” and “After Lately” on Sunday, November 27, Followed by the Series Premiere of “Scouted” on Monday, November 28, and the Debut of “The Soup” on Its New Night on Wednesday, November 30
Los Angeles, October 26, 2011 – With fan favorites Kim, Kourtney, Chelsea, Joel and a home-grown cast of supermodels in tow, E! is bringing viewers more nights of original programming that feature big laughs, big drama and big dreams all week long. The expanded programming initiative kicks off with “Go Big and Stay Home!” week including an array of premieres and surprises that are sure to keep the winter doldrums at bay.
The “Go Big and Stay Home!” extravaganza begins Sunday, November 27 at 10 pm with the season premiere of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” which is expanding to hour-long episodes. In the new season of the hit series, Kim’s newly married to Kris Humphries, Kourtney’s relationship with the infamous Scott Disick continues to face new challenges, and New York beckons once again as the Kardashians return for another bite of the Big Apple. As the fierce foursome moves into luxurious adjoining suites, they’re forced to juggle business, pleasure, marriage and parenthood in the city that never sleeps.
Following Kardashian-sized drama on Sunday nights comes Lately-sized laughs with Chelsea Handler and the cast of her hit late night talk show returning for an all-new season of the popular mocku-series “After Lately” at 11pm. Featuring celebrity guest appearances, behind-the-scenes drama and Chelsea’s notorious hyjinks, “After Lately” settles in for another run of hilarious episodes that give viewers an inside look at the unpredictable people and ridiculous situations they get themselves into behind the making of late night television’s most unconventional talk show, “Chelsea Lately.”
On Monday, November 28 at 10pm, E! presents the next big thing when the network shares the journeys of young women from across the U.S. who are plucked from obscurity and offered a shot at model superstardom in “Scouted.” The new eight-episode, one-hour docu-series shares the back-stories, the surprises, the struggles, the triumph and the potential heartbreak they must face trying to become a supermodel. With an opportunity to be signed by famed New York agency One Management, who counts among their clients Claudia Schiffer, Iman, Eva Herziogova, Bar Rafaeli and many more, the stakes are high for the small-town girls who are given the opportunity to make it big in one of the most competitive businesses around. With scouts on the ground in Houston, Salt Lake City, Richmond and San Francisco, “Scouted” introduces hopefuls at the point of their first discovery and follows their journey and transformation from obscurity to possible supermodel status.
On Wednesday, November 30 at 10pm, E!’s beloved comedy series “The Soup” puts down roots in its new night and timeslot serving up a steaming dish of television’s most memorable moments featuring host Joel McHale’s signature sarcasm. To celebrate the new Wednesday night addition, E! is rolling out the Welcome Wagon with a roster of digital destinations. From a new standalone website (thesouptv.com) to new “The Soup” mobile apps for iPhone and Android, there is no excuse for “The Soup” fans to ever go hungry again. And just like “The Soup” is no ordinary TV show, these will be anything-but-ordinary digital destinations dedicated to replicating the voice of the show with engaging and fresh content, social integration and fan interactivity.
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E! is television’s top destination for all things entertainment and celebrity. E! is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company’s dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, “E! News,” “The Soup,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Fashion Police” as well as the network’s hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” “Kendra” and “Holly’s World.” Additionally, E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood’s biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.