E! is shaking up its programming slate for 2020, with plans to shift its evening pop culture show “E! News” to air in the mornings, the network said Tuesday. It also announced that five new programs are in development for next year, bringing its total slate up to eight.
“E! News” currently airs at 7 p.m. ET/PT, but will transition to a 7 a.m. broadcast based out of New York starting in 2020. The series will continue to feature the most-talked about stories in entertainment, tailored to a younger audience.
“Nightly Pop” will expand to four nights per week, while the live daytime series “Daily Pop” will continue to air every weekday as usual. No word yet on who will host the new and revamped shows.
E!’s expanded slate is lead by Tammy Filler, the new executive vice president and Editor-In-Chief who joined the channel in April. New programs coming next year include a variety of pop culture commentary formats, an in-home celebrity interview series, a weekly review show about TV, music, movies and viral videos, as well as New York-based morning and daytime news series.
“The E! News footprint is unparalleled, and our growth continues with this investment in more edgy, comedic, personality-driven linear programming,” Filler said. “We undoubtedly live in a 24/7 world where entertainment news is just a click away but what our viewers crave is analysis, commentary and POV that goes deeper than a headline. We are leaning into what is uniquely E! and building on our success with a second home in New York and more hours of coverage.”
The five new shows include “In the Room” (working title), which will take viewers inside celebrity homes for in-depth interviews and conversation around their latest projects, products, and passions; “Pop of the Morning” (working title), the New York counterpart to the L.A. based “Daily Pop” featuring a panel of personalities giving hot takes and unfiltered conversations around daily entertainment news; “BingE! Club” (working title) will be a weekly review series with discussions revolving around TV shows, movies, music, social sensations, viral videos and more pop culture news, and two other unnamed pop culture and celebrity shows also in development for 2020.