E! scares up 'Hot Girls'


E! has ordered a reality project that puts an all-girl spin on the paranormal investigation genre.

The show is titled "Hot Girls in Scary Places" and stars three USC cheer squad friends challenged to spend the night in a supposedly haunted abandoned hospital and compete for a $10,000 cash prize.

"They're totally scared and totally believe experiences they're going through," executive producer Gary Auerbach said.

"Hot Girls" will premiere as a special/backdoor pilot and is tentatively scheduled to air Friday, March 13. The project is from Go Go Luckey (A&E's "Paranormal State" and Animal Planet's "Jockeys"). (partialdiff)