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E! orders reality series following The Saturdays

US cable network E! has ordered a reality series following British pop group The Saturdays.

The NBC Universal-owned broadcaster has commissioned Chasing The Saturdays, following the band as they try to break America.

The ten part series is produced by Comcast Entertainment Studios and will be distributed internationally by NBC Universal International Television Distribution. It will be exec produced by Saved By The Bell’s Peter Engel and Perry Dance and Ted Iredell, the pair responsible for Making The Band, as well as Peter Loraine, Jay James and Albert Spevak.

It was ordered by E! president Suzanne Kolb and will launch in January.

“The Saturdays are a pop phenomenon with magnetic appeal and tremendous talent, and we are excited to capture their next chapter as they win over the hearts and playlists of America,” said Kolb. “‘Chasing The Saturdays’ is a perfect addition to E!’s popular Sunday night reality block, which continues to deliver can’t miss original programming to viewers year-round.”