/// E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley

March 26, 2014  |  Media Week

It's finally happening: E!'s scripted series, The Royals, will grace its viewers with its presence in 2015. A one-hour drama by Mark Schwahn about the British royal family and starring Elizabeth Hurley, the show has been ordered to series by E!, though the network did not say how many episodes it would have. Also on the docket for the women's cable network: Botched, a reality series about correcting horrific plastic surgery mistakes, ordered for eight hour-long episodes and set for September; and Escape Club, a competition show in which twentysomething competitors are sent off to a tropical resort where they compete for the privilege to stay in the sun (think of it as the opposite of Survivor). E!'s development slate has a deepening bench scripted shows, too, including Songbyrd, by Gray's Anatomy writer Krista Vernoff and “featuring the experiences of” songwriter Diane Warren, who is a consulting producer (presumably Songbyrd uses details from Warren's life—the show is about an unlucky-in-love songwriter). And there's also a miniseries about drama among scions of the Gucci clan.

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E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley



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