10:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Kocktails With Khloe' Gets Additional Order at FYI
FYI is ordering another round.
The cable channel has greenlighted 15 more episodes of Khloe Kardashian's primetime talk show Kocktails With Khloe, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The hourlong series centers on Kardashian and a revolving group of friends and family members as they throw back a few drinks and dish on a host of hot topics.
The new order is nearly double the original eight hourlong episodes FYI ordered back in July 2015. In January, Kocktails With Khloe debuted to 496,000 viewers in live-plus-three numbers and 313,000 viewers among ages 18-49. The premiere episode gave A+E's young cable channel its highest-rated series launch among all key demos.
In addition to welcoming many members of her large family, including Kendall Jenner and Scott Disick, Kardashian's other celebrity guests so far have included Snoop Dogg, Aisha Tyler, RuPaul and Sean "Puffy" Combs. Wednesday night's guests include Tori Spelling and Ne-Yo.
The 15 new hourlong episodes will begin airing immediately after the original eight-episode run finishes, keeping the talk show on the air until June.
“Khloe and her iconic brand have struck a chord with FYI viewers, who have been extremely interactive with the show on social media," Gena McCarthy, FYI’s senior vp programming and development, said in a statement. "Her ability to draw upscale Millennial viewers across all our platforms in record numbers is a game-changer for FYI.”
Added executive producer and Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian: “Khloe’s creativity, wit and work ethic make her a perfect host and an ideal partner for Pilgrim. We’re thrilled to continue working with Khloe and FYI as we further our unique spin on primetime talk.”
Kocktails With Khloe is one of two hosting gigs on Kardashian's plate. She also was recently tapped to emcee the upcoming E! makeover show Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian.
She also continues to appear on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its various spinoffs.
Kardashian, Piligian and McCarthy executive produce Kocktails With Khloe with Derek W. Wan for Pilgrim and Toby Faulkner and Lauren Wohl for FYI. Pilgrim produces the series, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FYI.