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E!’S “BUSY TONIGHT” RETURNS IN 2019 WITH NEW 11:00P ET/PT TIMESLOT AND A STAR STUDDED GUEST LINE UP BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH

Upcoming Guests Include Michelle Williams, Connie Britton, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Van Ness, and More

Plus, Busy Philipps to Host “Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party” Featuring Celebrity Guests Immediately Following The Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 6th at 11:00p ET/8:00p PT

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, January 3rd – E!’s new late night talk show, “Busy Tonight,” hosted by actress and New York Times Best Selling author Busy Philipps, and executive produced by Tina Fey, will return in 2019 with a new 11:00p timeslot and more A-list guests beginning Monday, January 7th at 11:00p ET/PT. Upcoming shows will feature guests Michelle Williams, Connie Britton, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Van Ness, and more. Previous guests have included Mindy Kaling, Kristen Bell, Kim Kardashian West, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Camila Mendes, among others. Airing every Monday through Thursday at 11:00p ET/PT, “Busy Tonight” features everyone’s favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics, with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments. “Busy Tonight” has carved out a younger, distinct female audience within the broadcast and cable late night talk show landscape with a median age of 43, almost a decade younger than the broadcast and cable late night talk show average.

Guests to come:

- Michelle Williams, FX’s “Fosse”

- Connie Britton, Bravo’s “Dirty John”

- Daniel Radcliffe, TBS’ "Miracle Workers”

- Jonathan Van Ness, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”

- Howie Mandel, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”

- Linda Cardellini, “Green Book”

- Cobie Smulders, Netflix’s “Friends from College”

- William Jackson Harper, NBC’s “The Good Place”

- Singer-songwriter Josh Groban

- Chris Sullivan, NBC’s “This is Us”

“Busy Tonight” airs Monday through Thursday at 11:00p ET/PT on E!. Additionally, a one-hour “Busy Tonight” featuring celebrity guests including comedian Whitney Cummings, Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown, comedian Rhea Butcher, as well as writer and host of the “KEEP IT” podcast Ira Madison III, will broadcast live Sunday, January 6th at 11:00pm ET/ 8:00pm PT for “Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party” immediately following The Golden Globe Awards. Plus, actor and comedian Tom Lenk will help the “Busy Tonight” team to recreate the most memorable looks of the night using household items.

“Busy Tonight” is produced by Little Stranger Inc and Wilshire Studios. Tina Fey, Busy Philipps, Caissie St.Onge, Eric Gurian, Julie Darmody, and David Miner serve as Executive Producers.

Source: Nielsen, Live + 3, 2018 thru 12/28/18, straight Median Age average across all cable (ad-supported and pay) and broadcast Late Night programs

About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. “E! News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” “Very Cavallari” and its newest late night topical series “Busy Tonight.” The brand’s robust digital programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and E! is now home to “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

About Little Stranger

Little Stranger is Tina Fey’s film & television production company responsible for the Emmy nominated Netflix comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the hit Universal Pictures film “Sisters,” as well as the recent NBC sitcom “Great News” and the groundbreaking “30 Rock.”

About Wilshire Studios

Wilshire Studios develops and produces a diverse slate of original unscripted programming for multiple platforms, aligning with award-winning producers and innovative storytellers to create compelling content that explores reality through a variety of formats. From USA Network’s “Real Country,” to “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” for Netflix; Oxygen’s “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” and “Mysteries and Scandals;” to E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet,” “Busy Tonight” hosted by Busy Philipps and the debut “People’s Choice Awards,” Wilshire Studios produces series that are informative, revealing, thrilling and entertaining. Wilshire Studios is part of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio.

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Katie Moeckel

Katie.Moeckel@nbcuni.com