E! GETS TO KNOW A SIDE OF FITNESS MOGUL JILLIAN MICHAELS FEW HAVE EVER SEEN IN NEW DOCU-SERIES "JUST JILLIAN," PREMIERING JANUARY 19TH AT 10PM ET/PT
The Dynamic and Driven Megastar is Not Only a World-Wide Fitness Phenomenon, but She Is Also a Mom, Partner, Boss and Friend Who Maneuvers Life's Ups, Downs and Everything Else In-Between
LOS ANGELES-DECEMBER 17, 2015- Tough talk, strength, agility and an unmatchable drive to motivate herself and others are the hallmarks of Jillian Michaels. However, there's more to the uber-successful celebrity than meets the eye. Between two kids, the longtime love of her life, a steadfast business partner, a family of dear friends, and 15 pets, viewers will get an exclusive backstage pass into Jillian's personal life when "Just Jillian" premieres Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 pm ET/PT. For the first time, fans who have seen Jillian in front of the lights, will get an unfiltered look at the woman behind the empire built one drop of sweat at a time and meet the people inside her private world who help her juggle the chaos and support her through it all. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.eonline.com/shows/just_jillian/videos/243865/see-what-s-coming-on-just-jillian
Over the season's eight episodes, Jillian is between a rock and her rock hard abs as she takes on balancing the demands of her ever-growing empire, parenting five-year-old Lukensia ("Lu") and three and a half-year-old Phoenix with doting partner Heidi, and trying to devote enough quality time to all of them. Jillian and her business partner (and "work husband") Giancarlo are constantly developing new ways for Empowered Media to meet the demands of her huge fan base. Together they are working on a seemingly endless list of new projects, including Jillian's next tour, book, exercise DVD's, a new business investment, a grab n go healthy food line, a workout clothing line, a supplement line, her Jillian Michaels podcast, television projects and grooming a group of fitness protégés among others.
At home, Jillian continues to add more helpings to her already full plate by making time for her small children and longtime partner Heidi, managing a full staff, remodeling a second home, and caring for the animals at the family's farm, including Stella, the pig that makes herself right at home by sleeping in the master bedroom. Meanwhile, Heidi, the more traditional partner in the relationship, and Jillian contemplate expanding their budding family and contend with whether or not they'll tie the knot. Through it all, Jillian is true to her word and shows that anything is possible, no one is perfect, and at the end of the day, she's just taking it one lunge at a time.
"Just Jillian" is produced by Studio Lambert USA, an All3Media America company with Greg Goldman, Stephen Lambert, Greg Lipstone, Brian Veskosky, Matt Weber and Lori Gordon serving as Executive Producers with Karl Kimbrough serving as Co-Executive Producer and Empowered Media, LLC with Jillian Michaels and Giancarlo Chersich serving as Executive Producers.
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About Studio Lambert USA / All3Media America
Studio Lambert is the London and Los Angeles-based production studio launched by Stephen Lambert in 2008. It is part of the All3Media group of companies and it develops and produces non-scripted programming for the UK and US markets. In the US, the company produces all of its shows in partnership with All3Media America. All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK. Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted, non-scripted and digital content specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats. All3Media America companies include Bentley, Bogner Content, Commonwealth Unscripted, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures and Studio Lambert USA. The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks as well as digital platforms, including the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS. All3Media America's formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
About Empowered Media
Empowered Media, LLC operates the Jillian Michaels wellness brand. Co-founded by Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, the company operates as life architects whose sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. America's premier health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and popular television personality. Michaels is also a passionate advocate, fighting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness. For more information about Jillian Michaels, please visit www.jillianmichaels.com.