FYI Adds More Khloé

 FYI has greenlit 15 additional one-hour episodes of its primetime talk series Kocktails with Khloé, the network said Wednesday.

The series, hosted and executive produced by Khloé Kardashian and produced by Pilgrim Media Group, launched Jan. 20 as the most watched series premiere in network history across key demos, according to FYI officials.

The additional 15 episodes will be added to the current eight-episode run, which will keep the series on air through June, according to network officials.

“Khloé and her iconic brand have struck a chord with FYI viewers, who have been extremely interactive with the show on social media," said Gena McCarthy, FYI's senior vice president of programming and development. "Her ability to draw upscale millennial viewers across all our platforms in record numbers is a game changer for FYI.”

Added Executive Producer and Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian, “Khloé’s creativity, wit and work ethic make her a perfect host and an ideal partner for Pilgrim. We’re thrilled to continue working with Khloé and FYI as we further our unique spin on primetime talk.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.