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Will you watch E!'s new shows?

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe  April 30, 2012 02:26 PM

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Do you need another music-centric reality TV show? How about another celebrity couple grappling with life and love in front the cameras? Can't get enough sassy send-ups of celebrities from an "It" girl comedian? Well, E! Entertainment network is all about filling those voids in TV-land.

The network has announced a spate of new shows. "Opening Act" surprises unknown musicians with the chance to open for a major star. "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe is on board for "Act." "Married to Jonas" will feature the domestic adventures of former pop heartthrob Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle Deleasa. Whitney Cummings (pictured), of NBC's "Whitney" fame, is heading to E! with "Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings," a gab-fest with funnyman Julian McCullough on Wednesday nights.

"We feel like E! is to pop culture what ESPN is to sports and I think we need to fully realize that," E! President Suzanne Kolb told The Associated Press.

What do you think? Is this a good way for E! to broaden its reach? Will you watch these shows? If so, let us know which one you're most excited about and sound off in the comments.


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