E! Turns Up the Heat With Summer Programming Slate

May 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Press release from E!, May 21, 2015:

Pop culture powerhouse E! today unveiled its “E! Summer Here” programming line-up, including a dynamic slate of new series premieres and popular returning franchises that will continue to sizzle all summer along. Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend is the return of fan favorite “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” on Sunday, May 24 at 10pm, following a new episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” at 9pm, which will air its mid-season finale on Sunday, May 31. The WWE Divas are back for a new season of “Total Divas” beginning Tuesday, July 7 at 9pm, followed by new series “Hollywood Cycle” airing at 10pm. Then reality TV star Brody Jenner will make summer nights even hotter when “Sex With Brody” debuts Friday, July 10 at 10:30pm. Later in July, Bruce Jenner’s new documentary series following his life as a transgender woman will premiere on Sunday, July 26 at 9pm, along with new series “Stewarts & Hamiltons,” featuring a complicated family tree that only Hollywood could produce at 10:00pm.

New E! series premiering this summer include:

“Hollywood Cycle” – Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT

The new E! series, “Hollywood Cycle,” is a never before seen look inside the uber-popular, highly competitive world of indoor cycling at LA’s Cycle House. The series follows the “ride or die” lives of high profile instructors, along with three up-and-coming trainees, whose strong, driven personalities often clash both in their professional and personal lives.   While the instructors struggle to keep their sweaty, dark rooms full, their loyal riders ferociously compete for attention and mixing business with pleasure is always tempting. Viewers will also be introduced to Cycle House management who constantly vie for authority and power. E!’s new hour-long, six episode series, “Hollywood Cycle,” is a raw and real look inside one of today’s hottest, most competitive fitness crazes.

“Sex with Brody” – Friday, July 10 at 10:30pm ET/PT

The four-episode series, “Sex with Brody,” is based on television personality and sex enthusiast Brody Jenner’s podcast series. Joined by relationship therapist and author Dr. Mike Dow and actress and comedian Stevie Ryan, the roundtable talk show will get hot and heavy around the topics of love, relationships and sex.

“Bruce Jenner Documentary Series” (A series title will be announced at a later date.) – Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm ET/PT

E! will premiere a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce’s intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his “new normal.”   Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce’s transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of the challenges those in the transgender community often face. The eight-part, one-hour series will air on E! and E! channels internationally.   A series title will be announced at a later date.

“Stewarts & Hamiltons”– Sunday, July 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT

This new one-hour, eight episode series climbs into a family tree made of true Hollywood royalty. Leading the pack are model and young mother Kimberly Stewart who is the daughter of author and philanthropist Alana Stewart and musician Rod Stewart. Hollywood icon George Hamilton, who is the ex-husband and best friend of Alana, will also be featured on the show along with actor, musician and reformed bad boy Ashley Hamilton and his 15 year-old half-brother George Hamilton Jr. Also appearing throughout the series are Kim’s brother Sean Stewart and her half-sister Ruby Stewart, an aspiring musician, as well as Kim’s live-in best friend Dean Geistlinger, a former music exec, and Ali Stepka, Ashley Hamilton’s model girlfriend.

“The Comment Section” – Friday, August 7 at 10:30pm ET/PT

This new half-hour comedy series explores the biggest stories of the week and all of the outrageous and hilarious comments made about them on social media. Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and executive produced by “The Soup”‘s Joel McHale and K.P. Anderson, “The Comment Section” will boldly dive into the most dangerous corners of the internet, take out the haters, anoint the heroes and generate an all new brand of laughs from the biggest pop culture stories of the week.

“WAGS”–Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT

In this new one-hour, eight episode series E! goes inside the world of some of today’s hottest professional athletes, from the perspective of the women by their side. “WAGS” (“Women and Girlfriends of Sports”) follows the beautiful, driven and always outspoken women who make up an exclusive club of spouses and girlfriends of professional athletes. Although these women lead a glamorous lifestyle, the diamonds and mansions don’t come easy and seniority in this elite group comes only to those who know how to play the game.

Returning series debuting this summer include:

“Botched”– Sunday, June 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT

Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow attempt to fix the unfixable and correct extreme, head-turning plastic surgery nightmares. From famous television, sports and music stars to disfigured burn victims and patients suffering from the aftermath of black market silicon injections, “Botched” will once again change lives and restore hope through remarkable and transformational surgeries. In each episode, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow will perform operations and work with multiple patients who have nowhere else to turn after enduring the pain and emotional stress of procedures gone horribly wrong. Throughout the series, we’ll see the patients’ back-stories and follow all stages of their journeys to recovery while getting a sense of their pre-corrective lives of humiliation and insecurity. “Botched” currently airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm, and starting June 7th, Botched will air on Sundays at 9:00pm.

“#RichKids of Beverly Hills” – Sunday, May 24 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Just in time for the newest Emoji update, the #RichKids of Beverly Hills are back with more growing pains within life-long friendships, jaw-dropping travels with no need for a filter, Instagramable fashions, <3 worthy moments, and of course plenty more OMFG drama to SMH at. The eight new episodes extend to an hour allowing E! cameras to delve deeper into the #RichKids world where some relationships between the socialites are growing stronger, while buried resentments are beginning to surface amongst others. This season, EJ Johnson brings a new friend into the group of frenemies causing quite a commotion in the hills. Musician and entrepreneur Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff, daughter of entertainment megastar David Hasselhoff, joins the cast and somehow breaks into the impenetrable group of twenty-somethings who have been tightknit for well over a decade. However, RICH JUST GOT REAL as new friends bring up old grudges and clear lines are drawn in the sands of Malibu (with a summer stiletto, obvi) when sides are chosen. One thing is clear; this selfie stick isn’t long enough to get all of us. #CroppedOut

“Total Divas” – Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT

Returning in its fourth season, E!, WWE®and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their look inside the lives of the women of the sports entertainment giant. Cameras once again showcase the professional and personal lives of the WWE Divas: The Bella Twins™(Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Naomi™, Alicia Fox™, Paige™, and Eva Marie™. Between balancing family, maintaining romantic relationships and constantly fighting for the spotlight, the Divas are up against the odds. However, their unique lifestyles bring them together in a bond of sisterhood like no other.

“House of DVF” – Monday, August 31 at 10:00pm ET/PT

On the stiletto heels of the “House of DVF” first season finale, E! announced the original series will return for its second season with eight new episodes, which will also premiere on E! in 100 countries. In addition to Diane von Furstenberg, iconic designer and champion of women’s rights, familiar faces Jessica Joffe (DVF’s Style Editor) and Stefani Greenfield (DVF’s Creative Brand Director) return to dole out professional guidance and insight to the new crop of contenders eager to earn the job of a lifetime. While working in different areas of Diane’s empire, the new group of fashionistas will be tasked with various challenges that organically play into DVF’s business affairs and busy schedule, and may include PR, marketing, sales and events. The candidates will get a taste of the position through current DVF Global Brand Ambassador Brittany Hamtpon, as she trots around the globe for Paris Fashion Week, styles celebrities for awards shows, and makes store appearances. With a high-profile mentor like Diane, the girls can only hope for an invite that will either make or break their chances to advance towards the series finale and the start of an amazing career.

Additionally, E!’s flagship series “E! News” will continue to give entertainment and pop culture fans extensive coverage of breaking news all summer long every weeknight at 7:00pm and 11:00pm ET/PT and “The Soup”, hosted by Joel McHale, will continue to air new episodes on Fridays at 10:00pm ET/PT.

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