Keeping Up With The Kardashians

They have graced the covers of all the glossies and now their reign is headed North! Get ready to “keep up” with all the drama as Canadians won’t have to wait any longer to obsess about the fabulous femmes of E! who are taking the whole world by storm.

Starring sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé, the channel’s ratings blockbuster and  #1 show, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, arrives with a three-day marathon of reality TV’s favourite family beginning Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. ET, until Sunday, Dec. 5 on E!.

The 30-minutes series settles into its regular time slot beginning Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET with six back-to-back episodes. The glamorous gals of E! continue to grab attention as South Beach sizzles with the premiere of KOURTNEY & KHLOÉ TAKE MIAMI on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET and the debut of blonde bombshell KENDRA on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on E! (visit eonline.ca for more details).

The K four of a kind will also make their CTV debut during the E! sneak peak starting at 12 noon ET Saturday, Nov. 27 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Created and executively produced by media powerhouse Ryan Seacrest, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS has made the Kardashians a household name. Anchored by over-the-top momager Kris Jenner and her Olympic gold medalist husband and American Icon, Bruce Jenner, the series follows the lives and adventures of jet-setting and paparazzi-loving Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Robert and the younger starlets-in-training, Kendall and Kylie.

Between press schedules and private parties, Kim’s relationship with NFL star Reggie Bush, Kourtney’s surprise pregnancy and domestic troubles to Khloé’s one-month courtship and extravagant wedding to Lakers forward Lamar Odom, the series continues to fascinate viewers and satisfy their guilty pleasures.

The success of the series has turned the Kadashians into a bona fide empire that includes Kim recently being named as one of NBC’s “People of the Year”, fragrances, clothing lines, endorsement deals, books, weekly magazine covers and millions of fans following their every move. It is no surprise that the Season 4 finale pulled in a record-breaking 4.8 million viewers making it the most-watched telecast in the history of E!, while the Season 5 premiere delivered 4.7 million viewers, making it the series’ most-watched season opener!

The cameras keep rolling when the Kardashian girls get a first-class ticket to South Beach with the debut of KOURTNEY & KHLOÉ TAKE MIAMI on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET with two back-to-back episodes. The sexy hookups, fiery feuds and non-stop partying are in full effect when the ambitious entrepreneurs open their high-end clothing boutique Dash on the glamorous Miami strip. Kourtney and Khloé bring their celebrity drama to town and prove that wherever they go, a Kardashian always makes the A-list.

Finally, baring it all on and off the camera former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Playboy model and world-wide sex symbol Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett knows what it’s like to be in the spotlight – and she’s relishing every hot minute. The curvaceous bombshell has graced the covers of numerous Playboy magazine covers and keeps People, US Weekly and In Touch on their toes each week. Now she’s traded Playmates for play-dates in KENDRA, debuting Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

The series follows her spontaneous and hilarious antics from leaving the Playboy mansion and making it on her own for the first time in her life. Fans have witnessed Kendra evolve from a goofy and sexy tomboy into a doting wife to tall, dark and handsome NFL wide-receiver Hank Baskett and the loving and nurturing mother to little Hank Jr. Throughout the season, viewers will share in Kendra and Hank’s challenges as the couple attempts to adjust to life in Middle America, deal with Kendra’s insecurities about her post-baby body and everything in between. Marriage and motherhood have never looked so good or quite so funny.

The countdown is on. Scratch that gossip itch and indulge as CTV announces the programming lineup and launch strategy for the return of the world’s top entertainment brand to Canada.

E! Entertainment Television explodes onto Canadian airwaves on Monday, November 29 with a week-long sneak peek of the famous E! programming viewers can come to expect from the new specialty channel, including all the hook-ups, break-ups and make-ups that star-struck fans can stand.

E! rolls out the red carpet for viewers on Launch Day with the day-and-date premieres of both E! NEWS and CHELSEA LATELY on Nov. 29. Throughout the week, E! presents a tease of its schedule with special programming featuring all the glitz, gossip and glamour of Hollywood, providing viewers with a taste of all the spicy antics yet to come.

Then, beginning Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. ET, it’s all Kim, all Khloe, all Kourtney, all the time: a 29-hour, three-day marathon of E!’s record-breaking #1 series, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS.

After the week-long overdose of celebrity culture and La-La Land scandal, E! settles into its regular schedule on Sunday, December 5 with the premieres of KOURTNEY & KHLOE TAKE MIAMI, followed by the debuts of KENDRA (Dec. 7), TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY (Dec. 8), THE SOUP (Dec. 10), FASHION POLICE (Dec. 10), MARRIED TO ROCK (Dec. 12) and BRIDALPLASTY (Dec. 12). Visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings.

“Our goal is to present E! programming day-and-date with the U.S., so our launch strategy allows Canadians to get caught up with E!’s franchise series,” said Joanna Webb, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. “Additionally, pairing ETALK with E! NEWS weeknights solidifies E! as this country’s destination for all things celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle.”

 

A quick look at the E! schedule (subject to change):

 

WEEKNIGHTS

ETALK

Monday – Friday, 6 p.m. ET & 11:30 p.m. ET

E! launches the night with Canada’s first look at  entertainment headlines from Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine. Hosts Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim are front-and-centre delivering up-to-the minute news in film, television, music and more.

 

E! NEWS

Monday – Friday, 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, 9 a.m.  ET and Sunday, 11 a.m. ET

In a city that changes trends like most people change underwear, it’s important to get groundbreaking news right away…and hosts Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic tap into Hollywood as it happens. Tune in daily for breaking Hollywood news, up-to-the-minute scoops on the latest trends, movie deals, award show moments and celebrity unions and break-ups.

 

CHELSEA LATELY

Monday – Friday, 11 p.m. ET

Chelsea Handler’s quick-witted commentary and refreshing approach brings a unique perspective on pop culture and entertainment news with her hilarious round table guests, out-of-the-ordinary interviews, and comedic field pieces.

 

SUNDAYS

MARRIED TO ROCK (8-9 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

What happens when a rock star finds true love? He puts a ring on it! Meet the beauties behind the beat of musicians from Jane’s Addiction, The Cult, Billy Idol and Guns N’ Roses. They’re going on the road, raising kids and cookin’ up trouble at home. Hold on to your back-stage passes as this promises to be a rockin’ new series.

 

BRIDALPLASTY (9 p.m. ET, 1 x :60)

Hosted by Shanna Moakler, 12 brides compete for the chance to make their plastic surgery dreams come true. With every challenge, a lucky lady wins one procedure off her wish list. Which winning bride will be unveiled at the altar with a completely new look? Viewers-and one anxious groom-will have to wait to find out!

 

KOURTNEY & KHLOE TAKE MIAMI (10-11 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

They may be coming to Miami to open a new Dash store, but when Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian leave Mom and Kim behind, they take full advantage of their new home away from home. From shopping to partying to hooking up, this summer’s all about fun!

 

MONDAYS

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (8 – 11 p.m. ET, 6 x :30)

Canadian viewers can catch up to the shenanigans on E!’s #1 series Monday nights before the all-new KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK premieres in the new year. Tabloid princess Kim Kardashian and her colourful blended family are the subjects of this reality series that chronicles their often chaotic domestic life together. Although often at odds, especially Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe, they always support one another in the end.

 

 

TUESDAYS

KENDRA (10-11 p.m. ET, 2 x :30)

Playmate Kendra Wilkinson has moved out of the mansion and is on her own for the first time in her life. We see what it’s like for one of Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriends as she attempts to build her career, plan a wedding, and make a life for herself.

 

WEDNESDAYS

TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY / E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS (10 – 11 p.m. ET, 1 x :60)

Want the inside scoop on Tinseltown’s steamiest secrets? E!’s EMMY®-nominated documentary series TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES provides the real story on the shows, the stars and the secrets of the Hollywood elite, including Taylor Swift, Bret Michaels, Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen, Adam Lambert and many more. Additionally, E! dials into celebrity profiles and showbiz gossip with E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS such as Jersey Shore Unleashed, Justin Bieber: My World, Maxim Celebrity Beach Watch: 15 Hottest Bods, Women of the Forbes Celebrity 100,  and Kiss and Tell: The Other Woman Speaks.

 

FRIDAYS

THE SOUP (10 – 10:30 p.m. ET)

Host Joel McHale highlights the best reality TV clips of the week, with biting commentary, hilarious skits and his ever-present sidekick Chihuahua, Lou. It’s the meatiest, juiciest sarcastic-est show on television.

 

FASHION POLICE (10:30 – 11 p.m. ET)

Joan Rivers brings her notorious and no-holds-barred fashion and pop culture commentary to viewers in this new weekly series co-hosted by E! NEWS’s Giuliana Rancic, red carpet regular Kelly Osbourne, and Hollywood stylist George Kotsiopolis.

 

WEEKENDS

E! MARATHONS (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Each weekend, E! presents back-to-back celeb-packed marathons, whether from series, E! SPECIALS, E! ORIGINALS or TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY.

 

Additional programming details will be announced in the coming weeks.

CTV and Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) have partnered to bring E! Entertainment Television back to Canadian audiences.

Today, the companies announced a multi-platform program supply and trademark licence arrangement that will debut a new Canadian E! channel, formerly Star!, beginning November 29.

Dedicated exclusively to informing Canadian viewers on all aspects of the entertainment industry, E! will immediately be available in more than 6.2 million Canadian households.

One of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, E! is the #1 primary source on American television for celebrity and entertainment news and continues to rank as a top five network in the U.S. for both A18-49 and A18-34.* Targeting the female 18-49 demo, the return of E! in Canada marks the arrival of a very strong specialty brand to CTV’s industry-leading suite of specialty channels. 

“E! is a specialty brand for a specialty service. It’s a hot network that has seen dramatic year-over-year ratings growth,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “The time is right to refresh our own entertainment channel so it can achieve its potential for viewers and advertisers. E! is a dynamic complement to what we’ve built with ETALK, Canada’s #1 entertainment source.”

“We’re delighted to bring E! back to audiences in Canada as we enter this new partnership with CTV,” added Duccio Donati, Executive Vice President, CIMG.  “E!’s signature content has been a long-time favourite with TV viewers in the market and the network’s robust line-up of entertainment news programming, hit reality series and red carpet coverage, complement the channel’s localized programming, as part of an E! branded 24/7 channel.”

Powered by pop culture phenoms such as KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, CHELSEA LATELY, LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET, THE SOUP and E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY, E! enjoyed its highest-rated and most-watched September ever in the U.S. 

The arrangement between CTV and CIMG will see:

· exclusive access to current programming on E!;

· exclusive access to E!’s array of digital media assets in Canada, including mobile and Video on Demand;

· a Canadian-managed website, eonline.ca, eventually featuring both E! and original digital content and allowing for integration of Canadian ad sales; and

· a commitment to create new, original Canadian programming.

 

Research indicates that an overwhelming majority of Canadian viewers are already familiar with E!, including 96% females A18-34 and 92% males A18-34. The network recently expanded its flagship series E! NEWS to a new one-hour format, while MARRIED TO ROCK, BRIDALPLASTY, and Season 3 of KENDRA will premiere on E! this November. Journalist and author Laura Ling also recently joined the network as host of the popular investigative documentary series E! INVESTIGATES. E!’s roster of popular personalities includes the Kardashians, Chelsea Handler, Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic, Joel McHale, Kelly Osbourne, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson and Joan Rivers.

The channel will present 50 per cent Canadian programming throughout the broadcast year, including 40 per cent in prime time. Additional programming details regarding E!’s new schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

CTV will utilize its award-winning promotion, marketing and communication resources to relaunch the E! brand in Canada. The company already manages Canada’s #1 specialty brands in sports (The Sports Network, aka TSN), music and youth (MuchMusic and MTV), factual (The Discovery Channel), business (BNN – Business News Network), comedy (The Comedy Network), and genre (SPACE), among others.

Wednesday, May 6 – 10:30pm ET/PT

Kim needs eye surgery just before performing with the Pussycat Dolls; Bruce gets a colonoscopy.

Wednesday, April 29 – 10:30pm ET/PT

Khloe agrees to do a nude campaign for PETA; Kim’s out-of-control shopping habits cause concern among family members.

Wednesday, April 22 – 10:30pm ET/PT

A cover-shoot fiasco leads to friction between Kourtney and Kris; Rob adjusts to living with his girlfriend.

Wednesday, April 15 – 10:30pm ET/PT

Khloe gets a harsh reality check when she is sent to prison for not completing mandatory DUI classes; going back to the courthouse reminds Kris of her ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, and she struggles to come to terms with his death.

Wednesday, April 15 – 8pm ET/PT

A whole new season brings even more drama! Khloe gets a prison sentence for a parole violation, causing Kris to confront some unresolved issues concerning her late ex-husband.

Wednesday, April 15 – 8pm ET/PT

A whole new season brings even more drama! Khloe gets a prison sentence for a parole violation, causing Kris to confront some unresolved issues concerning her late ex-husband.

1. Kim’s dad, Robert Kardashian was OJ Simpson’s bestie and defense attorney. He was the one who read the famous OJ “suicide” note when OJ was driving around LA in the white Bronco. Robert Kardashian passed away in 2003.

2. Kim was married to music producer Damon Thomas (one-half of the multi-platinum production duo the Underdogs who worked on Justin Timberlake’s debut album Justified and have songwriting collaborations including, Most Girls by Pink and Never Gonna Let You Go by Faith Evans) from 2000-2004.

3. Kim is related to Brody Jenner (The Princes of Malibu, The Hills and Bromance.) Her step-father, Brody’s biological father, is 1976 Olympic Games gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

4. Kim first gained notoriety when a sex tape featuring she and musician ex-boyfriend Ray J (singer Brandy’s younger brother) surfaced on the Internet in 2007.

5. Kim Kardashian’s first boyfriend was Tito Jackson’s son and her 14th birthday party was at family friend, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

6. Kim appeared in Fall Out Boy’s music video, ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs.’ She is seen canoodling with bassist Pete Wentz – and a monkey!

7. Kim released a workout DVD entitled ‘Workout with Kim Kardashian’ and a set of workout cards with the help of trainer Kathy Kaehler.

8. As a young woman, Kardashian worked at her father’s music marketing firm, Movie Tunes then parlayed her entrepreneurial instincts into a successful career as a wardrobe stylist for television programs, magazine photo layouts, and infomercials.

9. Kim gained attention for her friendship with heiress and media darling Paris Hilton.

10. Kim attended an all-girl Catholic High School in her hometown of Los Angeles.