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E! SETS PREMIERE FOR LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW “BUSY TONIGHT” HOSTED BY BUSY PHILIPPS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 10 PM ET/PT

Half Hour Late Night Show from Little Stranger Inc and Wilshire Studios to Air Four Nights a Week

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Veteran Caissie St.Onge Tapped As Showrunner

Los Angeles, CA – August 16, 2018 – E! brings viewers all the best in pop culture as the new late night talk show, “Busy Tonight,” hosted and executive produced by actress and social media sensation, Busy Philipps, premieres on Sunday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT. The half hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday, will feature 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. The network has also tapped former Co-Executive Producer of Bravo Media’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Caissie St.Onge, to serve as showrunner.

Longtime writer and producer, Caissie St.Onge, joins “Busy Tonight” after nine years with “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and has previously worked on popular, Emmy-winning talk shows such as “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

“Busy’s singular point of view which is beloved by so many on her Instagram stories will be on full display in ‘Busy Tonight’,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis EVP, Development and Production at E!. “Her hilarious commentary sits on the intersection of pop culture and everyday life…She’s a gifted actress, a mother, a wife, and best friend, and her willingness to give our audience an insider’s view to her life as a celebrity tastemaker and working mom is exactly what the young female E! audience craves.”

“Busy Tonight” is produced by Little Stranger Inc and Wilshire Studios with Executive Producers Busy Philipps, Julie Darmody, Eric Gurian, and Caissie St.Onge.

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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 on November 11 E! becomes the home of the “People’s Choice Awards.” 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 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 E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet,” USA Network’s “The Cromarties” and Oxygen’s “Mysteries and Scandals,” to the upcoming “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” for Netflix, “Real Country” for USA, “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” for Oxygen and the debut “People’s Choice Awards” on E!, 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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