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E! Greenlights ‘The Arrangement’ for Season Two

Ten new Episodes Ordered

E! has picked-up a second season of scripted drama “The Arrangement,” with an order for 10 new episodes. From Universal Cable Productions and debuting on Sunday, March 5, “The Arrangement” is described as a multi-layered, sophisticated Hollywood love story that brings to life the darker side of fame. It stars Josh Henderson (“Dallas”), Christine Evangelista (“The Walking Dead”), Lexa Doig (“Continuum”) and Michael Vartan (“Alias”).

“As E!’s second successful foray into scripted, we are thrilled to see the show resonate with viewers and gain momentum throughout the season. Continuing to fuel our audience’s passion for pop culture and celebrity, ‘The Arrangement’ allows us to reveal a darker side of Hollywood that has never been seen before,” said Adam Stotsky, President, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network. “Alongside our partners at Universal Cable Productions, we’re excited to watch this intriguingly unpredictable story continue to unfold in a second season.”

“’The Arrangement’ has won an audience by providing a guilty pleasure with a dash of topicality,” added Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Jonathan, Josh, Christine, Michael, Lexa and the rest of the team have created the perfect cocktail of fairytale love story with a dark twist!”

Season to-date, “The Arrangement” is averaging 1.3 million total viewers and 725,000 P18-49, according to Nielsen L+3 data and continues to rank as the 2nd biggest scripted cable drama launch with young women (W18-34) for 2017.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Meanwhile, here’s the real overnights:

    1
    1
    “Pilot”
    Ken Olin
    Jonathan Abrahams
    March 5, 2017
    0.848[7]

    2
    2
    “The Ex”
    Jonas Pate
    Jonathan Abrahams
    March 12, 2017
    0.714[8]

    3
    3
    “The Leak”
    Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
    Jonathan Abrahams
    March 19, 2017
    0.799[9]

    4
    4
    “Crashing”
    Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
    Patricia Resnick
    March 26, 2017
    0.645[10]

    5
    5
    “Temptation”
    TBA
    TBA
    April 2, 2017
    0.570[11]

    6
    6
    “Control”
    TBA
    TBA
    April 9, 2017
    0.608[12]

    We are far from the numbers the PR gave us.

    Yet another show nobody watches that gets more episodes, hastening the death of our scripted industry.:(