E! announced its upcoming shows and development slate today at the network's upfront presentation, and it's about what you'd expect on the reality side: a series about the Wanted, a show set among the fancy people of Sonoma Valley, a series called Sex & Real Estate. More important, though, the network also announced that it's developing a spinoff of The Soup called The Soup Investigates, which would explore such questions as, Where do the roses on The Bachelor come from? On the scripted side — yes, E! is still trying to make a go of scripted programming — the network is developing a Stephanie Savage/Josh Schwartz–produced show that was originally in the works at NBC (about a woman who moves back to California), as well as dramas based on The Prince and the Pauper, Hamlet, and Great Expectations. Among other shows! Good luck, E!. America is definitely yearning for a "darkly psychological retelling" of The Prince and the Pauper.
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