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):
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.