Joanna Coles explained why viewers should tune in to her new E! reality series “So Cosmo” during a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.
“When we put this show together, I was very mindful of the fact ‘The Office’ had gone off the air, ‘Parks and Rec’ had gone off the air, and most of us spend our time at work. This is really sort of an office family drama, and it has all the tensions, all of the conflicts,” Coles said.
“We are a super-supportive staff, but that doesn’t mean we don’t go at each other when we’ve got personal conflicts of interests or when we’re under pressure,” she continued. “The socializing that you see a lot is how we decompress, and because we feature a lot of models — male models and female models — there’s a lot of semi-nudity.”
The eight-episode series follows lifestyles of the young women and men whose real life experiences inspire the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Viewers will see how the team copes when pushed past their limits by the influential but formidable Coles, former editor-in-chief and current chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, who expects only the best.
The series is a Bunim/Murray production with Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam, Rob Bagshaw and Melissa Bidwell as executive producers. Coles and Holly Whidden from Hearst Magazines also serve as executive producers.
“So Cosmo” will debut on Feb. 8 on E!