September 2011

E!’s fall session begins now!

This fall, E!’s curriculum is packed with flirty new series and familiar favourites, with five shows added to its course-load starting Sept. 12.

New series include MEL B (Sept. 12), about the life of the former Scary Spice girl; H8R (Sept. 14), with celebrities going head-to-head with the people who hate them, and DIRTY SOAP (Sept. 25), which takes viewers inside the real lives of soap stars.Returning to E! this fall are all-new seasons of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Sept. 17), and KENDRA (Sept. 25).

The network also brings viewers red carpet coverage from the 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS (Sept. 18), followed by an all-new episode of FASHION POLICE featuring head master of fashion, Joan Rivers and her critical classmates recapping all the Emmy® high-notes and disasters (Sept. 19).

Please see below for more details about the upcoming E! premieres (subject to change; visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings):

 

E! fall programming check list:

 

Spice Girls – Chapter #1: Scary Spice

New to E! is MEL B, premiering Monday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. The series follows international pop music sensation Melanie Brown, as she juggles her career, social status, international business enterprises, live performances and red carpet events all while maintaining a happy household.

 

Celebrity Haters Get Schooled

Joining the schedule on Wednesday, September 14 at 9 p.m. ET is H8R, a new series hosted by Mario Lopez (EXTRA) that follows Eva Longoria (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) and Snooki (JERSEY SHORE), along with other celebrities from the world of television, sports and music who come face-to-face with their biggest “haters” to try to win them over. H8R strives to disprove some of the misconceptions and stereotypes people have about the celebrities they love to hate, proving you can’t always judge a book by its cover – or by the covers of tabloids.

 

All-Star Models Battle on the Catwalk

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns with cycle 17 premiering Saturday, September 17 at 10 p.m. ET. Featuring an all-star cast of outrageous personalities from past seasons, these women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes return to prove that they have what it takes to make it in the world of modelling.

 

Red Carpets – Highs and Lows

E! has all the red carpet coverage you need for the 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS on Saturday, September 18. Live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A., E! is everywhere on the carpet with COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET at 5 p.m. ET, and LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET at 6 p.m. ET. An all-new episode of FASHION POLICE airs Monday, September 19 at 10 p.m. ET, recapping the fashion hits and misses.

 

Soap Stars Getting Dirty

They’ve been killers, ghosts, prisoners and even murder victims, but it’s off the set where the real drama begins. New series DIRTY SOAP premieres Sunday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET, and is a titillating look at stunning soap stars as they navigate high-profile careers while dealing with their own real-life drama. DIRTY SOAP stars Kelly Monaco (GENERAL HOSPITAL); Nadia Bjorlin (DAYS OF OUR LIVES); Kirsten Storms (GENERAL HOSPITAL); Farah Fath (ONE LIFE TO LIVE); JP Lavoisier (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), and Galen Gering (DAYS OF OUR LIVES).

 

Playboy Bunny to All-Star Mummy

Also returning to the schedule, and following new series DIRTY SOAP, is the fourth season of KENDRA, premiering September 25 at 11 p.m. ET. Following years of cross-country moves, Season 4 of KENDRA, featuring former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett, finds the blonde bombshell settling in to her family’s new LA digs. Managing a shaky NFL contract, a new book, nannies, matchmaking, a second honeymoon and, of course, Little Hank, Wilkinson deals with unexpected challenges and works to find balance between her professional and personal life.

A detective’s promotion threatens to tear her family of police officers apart as the gripping new procedural AGAINST THE WALL joins Bravo!’s Fall schedule, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning September 7 (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Filmed in Toronto, the 13 episode, one-hour drama stars breakout star Rachael Carpani (THE GLADES) and Treat Williams (127 Hours) and Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Kathy Baker (PICKET FENCES, MEDIUM) as her parents.

In the premiere, only daughter Abby lands a job as an Internal Affairs detective, much to the shock of her street cop brothers and father. AGAINST THE WALL is the latest addition to Bravo’s dramatically compelling Fall 2011 schedule, joining previously announced new series FRANKLIN & BASH and SUITS.  

Currently airing on Lifetime Television in the U.S., AGAINST THE WALL also stars a bevy of Canadians, including Scarborough’s Steve Byers (SMALLVILLE), Toronto’s James Thomas (COVERT AFFAIRS), Montreal’s Daniel Kash (DEGRASSI) and Andrew Walker (CSI: MIAMI), along with Vancouver’s Mayko Nguyen (ROOKIE BLUE).

AGAINST THE WALL follows the trials and tribulations of Abby Kowalski (Carpani), a single Chicago police officer who finally scores her dream job as a detective – which turns out to be a nightmare for her close-knit family of cops. As the newest hire in the department’s Internal Affairs division, Abby suddenly finds herself at odds with her fellow officers, including her father, and three brothers. On her own and “against the wall”, Abby must now figure out how she can pursue her dream of being a detective while keeping her family intact.

Kathy Baker stars as Abby’s mother Sheila; Treat Williams stars as Abby’s father Don; Brandon Quinn (ENTOURAGE) stars as Abby’s brother Richie; Steve Byers stars as Abby’s brother Steve; and James Thomas stars as Abby’s brother Donnie. Additionally, Marisa Ramirez (SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA) stars as Abby’s partner Lina Flores; Daniel Kash stars as Abby’s boss Lieutenant Papadol; Andrew Walker plays Richie’s partner Brody; Mayko Nguyen is Abby’s neighbor Mackie Phan; and Chris Johnson (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) appears as Danny Mitchell, a lawyer and old friend of Abby’s.

Nancy Miller (SAVING GRACE) is executive producer of AGAINST THE WALL, from Universal Cable Productions, with writer/creator Annie Brunner (SAVING GRACE) serving as supervising producer.

Wednesday, August 31at 7pm ET/PT/MT (6CT) on Citytv

“We’re Expecting”

A married couple from California compete in a series of challenges.