E! Entertainment will double its weeknight news telecast to an hour come late October.
Beginning Oct. 25, E! News will expand from a half-hour to one-hour format, airing weeknights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the network. Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will continue as lead anchors of the franchise, which covers breaking entertainment news, exclusive celebrity interviews and the hottest red carpet events
The one-hour series will feature a new state-of-the-art set, as well as more reports and exclusives with the show's correspondents traveling to cover pop culture's biggest events. Popular personalities previously seen on E!'s Daily 10 news series will also become an integral part of the nightly show. In addition, the show will feature Daily 10 branded segments.
The E! News site at E! Online is also growing through a relaunch offering new interactive features, more 24/7 breaking news and exclusive video content.
"By expanding ‘E! News,' we are bringing celebrity and pop culture fans an unparalleled entertainment news experience," said Suzanne Kolb, president, marketing, news and nline, E! Entertainment and The Style Network, in a statement. "Our viewers tell us that they can't get enough E! News, and they love getting the inside celebrity scoop from their favorite E! personalities. We're excited to give them more of what they want."