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E! Unveils Ambitious Slate for 2013-2014: Returning Favorites, Scripted, Topical/Comedy and Unscripted Series

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E! is unveiling with a myriad of topical specials featuring fascinating personalities, popular ongoing and returning franchises, live events and unique projects in development across a variety of genres, including reality, topical, news, comedy and scripted for the 2013-2014 television season.

New series include “The Wanted Life,” as well as “Total Divas,” “Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and Jessie,” “Pop Innovators,” “Hello Ross” (working title) and “The Trend,” which were announced today. The pop culture powerhouse is also actively developing original scripted programming with the announcement of eight additional projects, teaming up with some of the industry’s leading creative minds. Once again, E! is set to deliver more original programming hours per year than any other entertainment network (700+).

E! also continues to keep fans connected to pop culture news and trends 24/7 across its highly popular digital platforms. Reaching more than 87 million fans across TV, online and mobile each month, E! is the undeniable leader in entertainment news and generates multi-platform content that insatiable pop culture enthusiasts crave. Thus far in 2013, Eonline delivered its strongest quarter to date in average monthly unique visitors and in February reached 15.5MM multi-platform uniques. Eonline is also the fastest growing top ranked site in the entertainment category and the largest site in all of cable entertainment* for total uniques and daily uniques. Additionally, for the first time, Eonline delivered more monthly multi-platform uniques than People.com (comScore, February 2013).

“With its tremendous reach and influence, E! delivers original programming that achieves our network’s mission to inspire and entertain the pop culture fan in all of us,” said E! President Suzanne Kolb. “We are continuing to build on the success of our signature programming with new projects featuring a diverse mix of genres, formats and points of view that are centered in pop culture and are sure to excite our fans.”

“E!’s loyal audience has an insatiable appetite for all things ‘pop culture’ which they consume across platforms on television, online and mobile screens,” said Laura Molen, Executive Vice President, Cable Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal. “E! gives advertisers unique access to these viewers with its engaging programming and extensive digital presence.”

E!’s popular ongoing core franchises include “E! News,” which reaches more young adults and women than any other entertainment news programming in cable or broadcast, and “Chelsea Lately,” which thrives with young adult audiences and continues to rank number one with young women in latenight. “The Soup” and “Fashion Police” are also hit core franchises that continue to bring unique comedic voices to E!’s diverse programming line-up. Reality phenomenon “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which ranks as E!’s most-watched series ever, also returns on Sunday, June 2 at 9pmET/PT, and last night the highly anticipated new reality series “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” premiered on the network, along with the season two debut of “Married to Jonas.”

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