E! Poised to Launch New Series


E! Entertainment Television, with a number of new shows in its development
pipeline, could premiere as many as four series by year's end, sources said.

Among the projects most likely to air first are Star Dates, a
half-hour series looking at the dating secrets of celebrities, and The
Michael Essany Project
, a behind-the-scenes peek at a cable-access show in
which a teen interviews Hollywood celebrities.

E! officials declined to comment.