Grammy(R)-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Lisa Loeb to Star in E! Entertainment Television's New Unscripted Series '#1 Single' to Premiere in January 2006
Loeb Shines as a Successful Single Singer Looking for Love in the 21st Century
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 -- Being single in the city takes on a
new twist in this new series following Billboard-topping singer Lisa Loeb on
her quest to have it all: love, success; career and family. And E!
Entertainment Television's new unscripted series "#1 Single" will be there to
capture each step in the process. Newly single, Loeb is moving back to New
York, where she will dip her toe into the dating pool for the first time since
college. The performer's one-of-a-kind approach to life will be the subject
of the new eight-part series, "#1 Single," set to premiere in January 2006, it
was announced today by Lisa Berger, Senior Vice President, Programming
Development, E! Networks.
"Lisa Loeb is smart, talented, quirky and endearing, with a genuinely
engaging and relatable lifestyle," said Berger. "She is experiencing the same
thing that many single professional people her age today are learning, which
is how challenging it can be to find someone to share their hectic and
sometimes complicated lives."
"I decided to do this TV series because what I do as a musician and
songwriter is connect to an audience, so why not take that to another level,"
says Loeb. "Through my lyrics and performances, I share my life and personal
experiences with others who, over the years, have told me it's made an impact
on their lives. I see this series as a way to connect with more people on a
larger scale and continue to do what I love most, which is to entertain."
Now at a major crossroads in life, Loeb, in her mid-thirties, recently
ended her second consecutive six-year relationship and is single for the first
time since college. She is taking a hard look at her love life. What will
dating be like at this stage in her life? How is dating different for a
celebrity? What can she learn from her past relationships? This series takes
a look at single life from a realistic perspective in the midst of a hectic
Luckily, in addition to her myriad celebrity friends, Lisa has a network
of companions who support her in everyday life: Debbie, her vivacious younger
sister who is recently single herself; Stephanie, a friend since college and
an actress; and her ex-boyfriend, Juan, a music producer, who was integral in
the early part of her career. And, of course, there is Lisa's Jewish mom from
Texas who is waiting for grandchildren.
Loeb usually has to juggle the demands of her successful music career that
takes her all around the world, and as she transitions from LA to New York to
work on her new album, we will follow her as she plays gigs, promotes her
music, and writes new songs. Whether in the kitchen cooking up a meal for
company, at a concert entertaining fans or feigning an injury to meet a single
doctor, Lisa shows viewers that it's all about attitude when it comes to being
single, successful, and looking for love in the 21st century.
Known for her sexy girl-next-door style and sophisticated lyrics, Loeb has
shown the world her ability to create music that touches the heart and
stimulates the mind. With her trademark cat-eyed glasses, Loeb made her mark
in music in 1994 with the number one hit, "Stay," featured on the soundtrack
of the hit Gen-X film "Reality Bites." "Stay" earned her both a Grammy(R)
nomination and a Best New Artist Brit(R) Award, along with a record deal with
Geffen. Since then she has made four acclaimed CDs, including gold-certified
"Tails" (1995) and its follow up, the Grammy(R)-nominated "Firecracker"
(1999). She ushered in the new millennium with CDs, "Cake and Pie" and "Hello
Lisa" and in 2005 released "The Way It Really Is" and the children's board
book and CD, "Catch the Moon." Over the years she has toured and played with
fellow musicians such as Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Lyle
Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls and Sarah McLachlan.
Loeb's television credits include her own series, "Dweezil and Lisa", a
weekly culinary adventure that debuted on The Food Network in January 2004 and
showcased the pair's passion for food, cooking and music. Other TV
appearances include: MTV's animated "Spiderman" as the voice of Mary Jane,
"The Chris Isaak Show" and "The Drew Carey Show" and the late-night talk show
circuit. Loeb starred in her first feature film role, opposite
Oscar(R)-winning actor Geoffrey Rush in the movie, "House on Haunted Hill" in
Born in Bethesda, MD, Loeb was raised in Dallas, Texas, and graduated
"#1Single" is produced by Stick Figure Productions, Inc. and Harry and
Molly Productions LLC. Steven Cantor and Daniel Laikind serve as executive
producers for the series. Jennifer Daly serves as executive producer for E!
Founded in 1998, Stick Figure Productions is a New York based film and
television production company who has made projects with HBO, UPN, PBS,
Cinemax, IFC, VH1, AMC, Bravo and Showtime among others. Their films have
played at numerous worldwide festivals and been nominated for Emmy(R) and
Academy(R) Awards. They recently created and executive produced the
critically-acclaimed real-life series, Family Bonds, for HBO's Sunday night
lineup, and also executive produced Amish in the City, a reality series for
UPN. They recently teamed up with America Online and Warner Music in producing
The Biz, one of the first successful online series. It is currently running
on AOL and http://www.thebiz.com.
About E! Networks
Based in Los Angeles, E! Networks is the world's largest producer and
distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related programming. The
company operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with
programming dedicated to the world of entertainment; The Style Network, the
destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable and
inspiring lifestyle programming, and E! Online, located at Eonline.com. E! is
currently available to 87 million cable and direct broadcast satellite
subscribers in the U.S. The Style Network currently counts 42 million
subscribers. Internationally, E! programming can be seen in more than 120
countries worldwide, reaching 600 million homes. In addition to its ventures
for locally programmed E! branded channels outside the U.S., the company
operates the E! International Network, a 24-hour English language global
entertainment channel available via satellite in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific
and the Middle East.
SOURCE E! Entertainment