E! EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” TO AIR SUNDAY, MARCH 5 AT 7:30 PM ET/PT AHEAD OF NETWORK’S NEW SCRIPTED DRAMA “THE ARRANGEMENT” AT 10PM ET/PT “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” To Launch Sunday, March 12 at 9pm ET/PT with Highly Anticipated New Season that Goes Behind the Headlines and Addresses Kim Kardashian West’s Terrifying Paris Robbery
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LOS ANGELES – February 24, 2017– E! brings viewers a night of unconventional love stories with the basic cable exclusive premiere of the global phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey,” airing Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT, followed by the debut of the network’s second scripted series “The Arrangement” at 10pm ET/PT. The emotional new season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” shifts to Sunday, March 12 at 9pm ET/PT, where for the first time Kim Kardashian West shares in detail her frightening account of the Paris robbery.
Based on the best-selling erotic romance novel by E.L. James, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who enters into a sadomasochistic relationship with a young, successful and devilishly handsome businessman Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. Full of passion, sensuality and romance, this provocative love story is the perfect pairing to the network’s second scripted series, “The Arrangement,” which is a multi-layered Hollywood love story about the darker side of being a celebrity where no one is what they seem. The series follows Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista), a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West (Josh Henderson), one of the world's top movie stars. Things get complicated when Megan is offered a 10 million dollar marriage contract and is introduced to Kyle’s secretive self-help organization, The Institute of the Higher Mind.
The season thirteen premiere of the hit series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” moves to Sunday, March 12 at 9pm ET/PT, and takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the stories that dominate the news cycle. This season the family welcomes a dreamy bundle of joy, embraces new beginnings and tests their resilience in the face of adversity. As Khloé begins a new romantic relationship, she contemplates mending her strained one with Caitlyn, who has been an important part of her life for more than two decades. After months of distance, Khloe wants to work through their issues in order to get to a better place. Meanwhile, Rob prepares for his most important role yet, and realizes that in order to be the best father to his daughter, he must have a closer connection with his family, even if that means taking responsibility for his own actions. In the wake of Kim’s terrifying robbery in Paris, the family bands together to support her proving they can persevere and overcome even the most traumatic and challenging circumstances.
“The Arrangement” is produced by Universal Cable Productions, “The Arrangement” pilot, directed by Ken Olin, was written by Jonathan Abrahams (“Mad Men”), who will serve as executive producer on the series. Jimmy Fox of Main Event Media along with Layla Smith and Gregory Lipstone of All3Media America and director Jonas Pate, will also serve as executive producers.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions. Ryan Seacrest serves as the Executive Producer at Ryan Seacrest Productions. Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Farnaz Farjam-Chazan serve as Executive Producers at Bunim/Murray. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian also serve as Executive Producers.
About E! Entertainment
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter” and “Suits” on USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” "Incorporated," “Killjoys,” and “The Magicians” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” on Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Ryan Seacrest Productions
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, as well as “E! Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” and CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler.” Additionally, RSP produces “Shades of Blue,” a NBC drama series starring Jennifer Lopez. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series “The Real World” (32 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, “Road Rules” (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, “The Simple Life” (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, “Starting Over,” in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes “Mariah’s World,” “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “Rob & Chyna,” “Total Divas,” “Total Bellas” and “So Cosmo” (E!), “The Real World” and “The Challenge” (MTV), “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime), “Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network), “Born This Way” (A&E), “The Gary Owen Show” (BET), “Earth Live” (National Geographic), “Bill Nye Saves the World” (Netflix), “The Selection: Special Operations Experiment” (History) and “Chachi’s World” (go90). BMP has also produced films, including “They Call Us Monsters,” “Valentine Road” (HBO), “Pedro” (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning “Autism: The Musical” (HBO). BMP has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
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