Da redação TV em Análise
Com reportagem de João Eduardo Lima
Reality de musas do telecatch dá mais ibope que drama no E!
A intenção do canal pago E! de produzir séries roteirizadas deve ficar mais uma vez no papel. Nenhum dois oito projetos (Laurel Canyon, The Stand-In, Songbyrd, Expectations, The Shoreline, Dirty/Pretty, Fortunate Son e The Royals) anunciados no upfront realizado nesta segunda-feira (22), em Los Angeles, deve ir à frente. Terão preferência realities, como os dos Kardashians, programas de variedades como Fashion Police e Chelsea Lately, os especiais de entrevista e investigação jornalística e, obviamente, as coberturas de tapete vermelho, que dão mais audiência.
Os realities que chegam ao canal americano na summer-season são The Wanted Life, com o conjunto pop inglês (estreia no dia 2 de junho); Total Divas (28/6), sobre as divas da WWE; Pop Innovators (julho) e Love and Other Contact Sports: Eric and Jessie, com a cantora country Jessie James e o wide-receiver do Denver Broncos Eric Decker (julho). O comediante Ross Matthews, é o segundo integrante da equipe do Chelsea Lately a receber programa próprio, após o fiasco de Love You, Mean It de Whitney Cummings, cancelado em fevereiro último. Também entra na programação The Trend, expansão para a TV do site hospedado no E!online.
Salvo alterações de último momento, 10 especiais já estão planejados para entrar na grade do E! americano a partir de junho. A saber: Blinging Up Baby (2/5, apresentação Melissa Rycroft), Nick Cannon’s Big Surprise (9/5), Holly Has A Baby (12/5, sobre o parto da filha da ex-coelhinha Holly Madison), The Untold Story: Jason Derulo (14/5), Ryan Seacrest with The Wanted: An E! Special (27/5), Bigger, Badder Celebrity Feuds (28/5), E! Special: Brooke Burke (junho), Secret Societies of Hollywood (data a definir), 50 Hours with 50 Cent e Inner Circle (nada a ver com o conjunto de reggae), estes últimos programados para a fall-season.
Outros seis projetos não-roteirizados estão em desenvolvemento e devem ganhar espaço na grade. São eles: Young Sonoma, Queens Are Wild, Palazzo Riggi, Flash, Sex & Real Estate e The Soup Investigates. Completam o planejamento dois projetos de comédia e um game-show: James Davis Show, White People Can’t Dance e Secrets & Lies.
Abaixo, em inglês, as premissas dos projetos roteirizados que vão permanecer na gaveta do E!:
In this drama from executive producers Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl, Chuck) and Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl, Carrie Diaries) and executive producer/writer Karen Croner (Admission, One True Thing), a young woman returns to her dysfunctional, extended family in Laurel Canyon with her son after hearing her rock-star legend father has passed away. Based on Croner’s experience of growing up in the Hollywood Hills, the project is from Schwartz and Savage’s Fake Empire in association with Warner Horizon Television. Fake Empire head of television Len Goldstein (The Carrie Diaries) also serves as executive producer.
A darkly psychological re-telling of The Prince & the Pauper set behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, who, tired of the spotlight, runs away in search of a normal life. Desperate, her family secretly hires a look-a-like to step into the star’s glamorous world and high profile career — only to have the doppelganger slowly lose herself in the process of becoming someone else. From Executive Producers Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and Adam Sher, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Universal Cable Productions and writer Craig Chester.
From writer Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Shameless), a young, prolific songwriter of some of the best love songs struggles to find love in her personal life after her inspiration is revealed to be a lie. Featuring the songs and experiences of Grammy winner Diane Warren, who Executive Produces with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron (The 2013 Academy Awards, Chicago, Smash) and Vernoff. From Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.
From writer Ron Bass (Oscar winning writer of Rain Man, Sleeping with the Enemy), inspired by the classic Dickens work, a soap about a morally corrupt family in the diamond business set in New York City. Executive produced by Oscar winner Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Milk). From CBS Television Studios.
The golden child of a small coastal town in South Carolina returns home to see that a major Hollywood prime time soap, The Shore Line Yacht Club, is the biggest employer in town. An enormous class divide separates the cast and producers from the townspeople, yet their lives are now continuously and irrevocably intertwined – for better or for worse. From writer Carolyn Ingber and executive produced by Becky Hartman Edwards (Switched At Birth, Parenthood). From Fox Television Studios.
From Keith Eisner (The Good Wife, Law & Order), Jason Markarian and John Mirabella, a dark comedy centering on a blue collar guy from south Boston who gets scouted to be a model in Miami. Life gets turned upside down when his two best friends join him and see his new life as a way to expand their criminal activities. Gale Anne Hurd/Valhalla Entertainment will act as Executive Producer. From Universal Cable Productions.
Framed for a drug deal by a friend from his hard-partying days, society Golden Boy Michael Baron becomes a criminal informant and is at the mercy of the police. He bounces between his privileged west side of Los Angeles existence and the case he is forced to work in the slums. But his dark past gives Michael some leverage over his fate, and he makes a dangerous deal that could clear his name. Or get him killed. From writer and Co-Executive Producer Joey Falco and Executive Producers Kevin Spacey, Michael DeLuca and Dana Brunetti. From Universal Cable Productions.
Part fairy tale, part cautionary tale, this contemporary family ensemble is steeped in all of the regal opulence of the British Monarchy and framed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s a tale of men and women corrupted by power, wealth and desire while looking at the nature of celebrity from a Royals’ point of view. Executive produced and written by Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) and executive produced by Brian Robbins and Joe Davola (One Tree Hill, Smallville). From Lionsgate.