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E! Orders Scripted Drama ‘The Arrangement’

Network’s second scripted series comes from Jonathan Abrahams

E! has ordered its second scripted series, “The Arragement,” written and and executive produced by Jonathan Abrahams.

The series, described as a “Cinderella story for modern times with a dark and complicated Hollywood twist,” follows¬†a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite one of the world’s top action movie stars. After Megan’s amazing audition leads to an incredible first date (and more) with her co-star, her Cinderella story takes an unexpected turn when she is presented with a contract that would change her life forever.

Josh Henderson (“Dallas”), Christine Evangelista (“Chicago Fire”), Michael Vartan (“Alias”) and Lexa Doig (“Continuum”) will star on the 10-episode first season.¬†Abrahams (“Mad Men”) wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer.

Jimmy Fox of Objective Productions USA, an All3Media company, along with Layla Smith and Gregory Lipstone of All3Media America, will also serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Ken Olin (“Alias,” “Sleepy Hollow”). Universal Cable Productions will produce the series.