Upfronts 2015: E! Sets New Kardashians Series

E! has greenlit a new series featuring the Kardashian family as part of its new 2015-16 schedule, the network said Wednesday (April 1).

Among the new series slated for the reality service are Dash Dolls, which profiles Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian as they look to run their DASH boutique business; Stewarts & Hamiltons, which follows the friends and families of musician Rod Stewart and actor George Hamilton; and WAGS, which profiles professional athletes’ wives and significant others, according to the network.

Returning to the network are series #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Total Divas and Christina Milian Turned Up, E! said.

“We are excited to bring viewers more of the buzzy pop culture programming that E! is known for,” said Jeff Olde, E! executive vice president, programming & development, said in a statement. “With the return of some of our fan-favorites and expansion into new programming, viewers will be able to dive into a behind-the-scenes peek at the VIP celebrity lifestyle led by these larger-than-life personalities.”

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.