E! ANNOUNCES NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES TAKING VIEWERS EXCLUSIVELY INSIDE THE PRIVATE WORLD OF GLOBAL SUPERSTAR MARIAH CAREY
Special Eight-Episode Docu-Series Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, "Mariah's World" Will Follow the Pop Icon During Her Highly Anticipated European Tour and Whirlwind Fairytale Romance
LOS ANGELES, CA- March 15, 2016 - E! Entertainment and Bunim/Murray Productions team up once again to take viewers beyond the flashbulbs and fame and into the private life of one of the most celebrated pop divas of all-time - singer, songwriter and mega-producer Mariah Carey. The eight one-hour episode docu-series, "Mariah's World" will grant VIP access to the songstress like never before as she begins her "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" tour of the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, all while planning her upcoming wedding to Australian business mogul, James Packer. The docu-series will feature an intimate look at the world renowned icon, including her family, friends and inner circle that keeps this diva at the top of her game. The series will air globally across E!'s 17 international channels reaching 153 countries in 24 languages.
"Mariah is one of the most captivating pop superstars of our time and one of the rare artists whose first name alone is instantly recognized around the globe. We're excited to partner with Bunim/Murray Productions, Mariah and Stella Bulochnikov to offer our viewers exclusive access into her private world," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, E! "The series will present a unique, vulnerable and surprisingly humorous side to Mariah that her fans have never before seen while showcasing her unparalleled celebrity lifestyle filled with true glamour, maximum luxury and ultimate stardom."
"I'm excited to bring my fans into my life for the next journey I'm about to embark on," said Mariah Carey. "I'm already having so much fun with this documentary and I know you will too. There is nothing like capturing these moments."
The legend known for her global hits, "All I Want for Christmas is You," "Honey," and "We Belong Together," is a five-time Grammy Award winner, 32-time Billboard Music Award winner, 21-time World Music Award winner and ten time American Music Award winner. The doting mother of two is currently engaged and planning her wedding to business tycoon James Packer. Mariah's "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" European tour currently has 28 scheduled performances throughout Europe, Africa and the United Kingdom which will bookend her critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency "Mariah #1 to Infinity" at Caesars Palace which has been extended through the fall. This is her first tour for European audiences in over a decade. Additionally, she is also launching a new vodka and is collaborating with some of the music industry's top producers and performers on laying down new tracks. Mariah is truly one of the busiest women in the world but she is enjoying it every step of the way.
"Mariah's World" is produced by Bunim/Murray productions in association with Magic Carpet Productions. Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Farnaz Farjam are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov serve as Executive Producers.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (31 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP's current programming includes I Am Cait, Keeping up with the Kardashians and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network) and Born This Way (A&E). BMP has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO),Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). BMP has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News" and "Fashion Police," popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched," "I Am Cait" and "WAGS," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.