E! orders Jillian Michaels docu-series, comedy series produced by Joel McHale, more
E! just announced a slate of new programming, ordering a docu-series starring The Biggest Loser‘s Jillian Michaels and a comedy series executive produced by The Soup host Joel McHale. The network is also in the process of developing five celebrity-inspired original projects.
The channel previously picked up Brody Jenner’s call-in talk show, Sex with Brody, for a four-episode order. The show is based on the podcast The Brody Jenner Podcast With Dr. Mike Dow, which premiered in January.
“We are excited to unleash our latest line-up of new original programming as we continue to build momentum with fan favorite series,” Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, Jeff Olde said in a statement. “While these projects are extremely diverse, they are quintessentially E!, giving our fans a sneak peek into the celebrity lifestyle and having fun with entertainment and pop culture in a way that only E! can.”
While Just Jillian and The Comment Section have been given the greenlight, the other projects listed below are in the development stages:
Just Jillian: The series explores the world of the fitness guru beyond what fans have seen onscreen, as she balances her work and personal life. The show is slated to debut in early 2016.
The Comment Section: Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta, it delves into the comment sections of the hottest stories of the week, exposing the darkest corners of the Internet. McHale is set to executive produce and the show will premiere late this summer.
Famously Single: Eight celebrity singles are on a quest for love in this dating show/therapy hybrid.
Hollywood Prenup: In this series hosted by author Gigi Levangie (The Starter Wife), couples debate possessions, kids, and even physical appearances before saying “I do.”
Girls Guide to Sports: Sports and pop culture collide in this panel-based talk show with a rotating guest seat.
Kierra & Harry Douglas Project: The docu-series follows newlyweds Kierra and Harry Douglas. She’s a former ex-Falcons cheerleader, and he’s currently a wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans.