MI! enters the original television movie business.
Cable television NBCUniversal has announced plans to start programming original romantic comedy films by 2023. The network has commissioned six films, although no further details on the films were immediately available.
The transition to movies made for TV on the network comes amid a changing tide in the world of cable and line-up TV channels. NBCUniversal and other old-fashioned multimedia companies are shifting significant resources in their streaming efforts, leaving observers wondering what the future holds for traditional networks like E! will be. Hallmark and Lifetime have both had great success with their own original films over the years. The Paramount Network was also set to become the home of the weekly original films, although Paramount eventually abandoned these plans.
MI! continues to build its non-script bids as well by adding several new shows. These include “Celebrity Beef” with presenter and executive production by Joel McHale, “Black Pop” production by Stephen Curry, the travel series “Anthony Anderson and Mom: European Vacation” and “Raising a F *** ing Star “. You can find full descriptions of the new performances below.
New E! Shows without script:
“ANTONY ANDERSON AND MOM: EUROPEAN VACATION” (WT) – PREMIERES 2023
Anthony Anderson owes a lot to Doris’s mom. She gave up her own dreams of becoming an actress to raise him. As a token of his appreciation, he takes his mom on a life journey – a six-week tour of Europe to discover some of the continent’s wonders and experience a real, cultural vacation. However, spending this quality time will be a real test for their relationship, as the couple disagree on almost everything.
From the producers of “Starstruck”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, “Breeders” and “Flatbush Misdemeanors”, this series offers chaos, comedy and a lot of emotion as they tour both Europe and their relationship – all in one touching, fun and memorable mother / son European road trip.
Avalon production with Jamie Isaacs, David Martin, Anthony Anderson, E. Brian Dobbins and Doris Bowman serving as executive producers.
“BLACK POP” (WT) – PREMIERE PRINCIPLES 2023
For the first time, a series of archive-rich sections examining the black American dream through decades of pop culture. The series will explore how Black Americans shaped our culture through film, television, music and comedy.
Produced by NBC News Studios and Unanimous Media with Stephen Curry, Erick Peyton, Melissa Haizlip and Reniqua Allen-Lamphere acting as executive producers.
“CELEBRITY BEEF” (WT) – PREMIERE THIS SUMMER
Everyone loves good beef… especially when celebrities are involved! Joel McHale returns to the network as the host of this old-fashioned good cooking that crushes beef. Each week, two celebrities will be confronted with a light face, knives in hand and spices on the shelf, ready to cook the best dish on this side of the Hollywood hills. Joel acts as a prosecutor, judge and juror, eventually crowning a celebrity culinary winner, as well as helping celebrities squeeze their beef once and for all.
Content Group production with Joel McHale, Rebecca Hertz, Steven Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Andi Walker Ochoa and Ariel Brozell as executive producers.
“LOVE LIMO” – PREMIERES 2023
When it comes to heart issues, singles are willing to do almost anything to find love, even if it’s something that leaves their lives in the hands of Todd Chrisley. In the new series “Love Limo”, with presenter and executive producer Todd Chrisley, he leads an unlucky couple in love on a tornado day full of dates that we hope will end with the night of the date and the fight of their dreams. Todd believes that you can learn everything you need to know about someone else in the first 20 minutes of meeting him and he is going to test this theory.
Produced by Todd Chrisley Productions and All3Media America with Todd Chrisley, Simon Knight and Kelly Lee serving as executive producers.
“RAISING AF *** ING STAR” – PREMIERES SUMMER 2022
From the Emmy Award-winning producers of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Million Dollar Listing”, the Bravo classic “Showbiz Moms & Dads” line is coming to E! with young older than life parents of emerging stars. This time, the stakes are higher, the kids are more talented and the parents on stage are more competitive than ever!
World of Wonder production with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Darren Ward, Adam Karpel and Shannon Wilson as executive producers.
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