11:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
E! Orders Celebrity Medium Docuseries From 'Wahlburgers' Producers
E! is looking to the cards for its latest series order.
The cable network has ordered Hollywood Teen Medium (working title) from 44 Blue Productions (Wahlburgers),The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series centers on Tyler Henry, a 19-year-old clairvoyant who has become a go-to medium for celebrities living in Los Angeles. Through readings, intuition and a wide variety of feelings he gets, Henry is able to give logical and comforting information, and subsequently hope and closure, to his star clients. Since moving from a small town to Hollywood, he must juggle his unique abilities and his career with trying to be a regular teen.
Michael Corbett, Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, Larry Stern, Cameron Kadison and Sarah Skibitzke will exec produce the series. 44 Blue Productions and Corbett-Stern Productions will produce in association with Mortar Media.
The first season will run for eight hour-long episodes.
"This series adds a new layer of mystery and intrigue to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood that our audience is so passionate about," said Jeff Olde, E!'s exec vp original programming and development. "Tyler’s innocent charm puts celebrities instantly at ease, and viewers will see him deliver messages of hope, closure and forgiveness to some of today’s biggest stars as they open up about their lives."
Mediums are a hot trend in the reality TV sphere. In addition to TLC's long-running hit Long Island Medium, ABC Family will debut a new docuseries about a college-aged clairvoyant, titled Monica the Medium, on Aug. 25.