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10/16/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2018 13:28

THE E! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS and the Premiere of BUSY TONIGHT Anchor E!’s Fall Freeview, Beginning October 25…

­­­­­­­TORONTO (October 16, 2018) - Gathering an exclusive line-up of programming this fall, E! announces a nationwide freeview beginning Thursday, Oct. 25 and running until Thursday, Nov. 22. The E! freeview is available through participating television service providers across the country including Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, Sasktel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, and others. The E! freeview builds on Bell Media's free offerings of its incredible programming this fall, including from Top 10 Entertainment Specialty channels, Space and Discovery.

Airing live Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET, E!'s freeview marquee event THE E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS gives a nod to Canadian stars this year with the 'Most Hypeworthy Canadian' category. The five finalists - Drake, Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Shawn Mendes, and Olympic darlings Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - go head-to head in the category. Canadian fans can vote on all 43 categories at PCA.EOnline including 'Most Hypeworthy Canadian of 2018.' It all kicks off with LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, airing at 7 p.m. ET.

Also during the freeview, everyone's favourite unfiltered Hollywood best friend Busy Philipps makes her hosting debut with BUSY TONIGHT, premiering Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. ET. Airing four nights a week, Sunday through Wednesday, Philipps joins an inspiring club of female late-night, talk show hosts including Sarah Silverman, Samantha Bee, and Robin Thede. Executive produced by the inimitable Tina Fey, the 30-minute talk show features Philipps delivering her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop-culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments.

And forget ladylike! Anything goes when E!'s new topical series LADYGANG premieres Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET. Inspired by the popular podcast, 'The LadyGang,' the 12-episode, 30-minute series follows Hollywood's hottest girl posse, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek as they are joined by celebrity guests for un-filtered, honest, and hysterical champagne-fueled discussions about the things you would only divulge to your closest girlfriends. With no topic off limits, the hilariously unapologetic trio will talk about subjects ranging from social media, to personal vices, money, sex, relationships, and balance of power with guests including Ed Sheeran, Karamo Brown, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Robin Thicke and April Love Geary, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and more.

Continuing the candid conversations, E! debuts an all-new, unfiltered, weekly topical series, NIGHTLY POP, airing Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET following a new episode of BUSY TONIGHT. Beginning Oct. 29, the new half-hour, late-night series, co-hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March, delivers quick-witted, unexpected, and relatable commentary on the juiciest pop culture stories of the week.

For a full list of programming including Canadian premiere dates for all-new episodes of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS and TOTAL DIVAS, click here.