3:04pm PT by Kate Stanhope
E! Orders 'Famously Single' to Series (Exclusive)
E! is single and ready to mingle.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has picked up Famously Single to series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The unscripted project centers on eight lovelorn celebrities who move into a loft in downtown Los Angeles together to get to the root of their romantic problems. By revealing the truth behind their public breakups and bad relationships, and with the help of a team of experts, the participants attempt to identify and solve their relationship issues once and for all.
Through a series of group exercises, one-on-one sessions and real dates, viewers will get an intimate look at the stars' emotional journeys as they challenge each other and learn how to find love.
The celebrities on board for season one include Real Housewives of Beverly Hills grad Brandi Glanville, Jersey Shore star Pauly D, Bachelorette alum Josh Murray, former Danity Kane lead singer Aubrey O'Day, supermodel Jessica White, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Somaya Reece, NFL player Willis McGahee and British model and TV personality Calum Best.
Famously Single's coaches include therapist, social worker and relationship guru Dr. Darcy Sterling, relationship coach and author Robert Mack and flirting expert, international dating coach and author Laurel House.
Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered for a 2016 launch.
The project, which was put in development in May, hails from Irwin Entertainment. John Irwin, Damian Sullivan, and Alex Weresow will exec produce with Casey Spira attached as a co-exec producer.
In addition to Famously Single, Irwin Entertainment's credits include Celebrity Rehab, Couples Therapy and its recently ordered spinoff Family Therapy.
Famously Single joins E!'s robust reality slate which includes long-running series such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its various spinoffs, Total Divas as well as younger series like Botched, Christian Milian Turned Up, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Hollywood Cycle and Jillian Michaels' upcoming docuseries Just Jill.