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TV News Round-Up: Khloe Kardashian Lands E! Makeover Series & More

Khloe Kardashian has landed a new series on E!, plus Wendy Williams has a new hosting gig in today’s TV news roundup . . .

New Series:

E! has greenlit a new Khloe Kardashian series, ordering six episodes of “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian.” The makeover show, specifically centered around scorned exes, will put two heartbroken individuals — be it from being dumped, losing their job or another hardship — and give them the chance to recreate themselves in each episode. Kardashian will have a team made up of a trainer, stylists and “glam squads” to help with the recreation.

“Looking great is always the best revenge,” Kardashian said. “It’s so exciting to be able to mentor these people through their full-body makeovers and I can’t wait to see the incredible results at their final reveals.”

Hosting News:

LL Cool J is returning to host the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which air Feb. 15 on CBS. This will be his fifth consecutive year hosting.

“The performances and moments that take place on the Grammy stage are awesome in so many ways for the audience and artists alike,” said LL Cool J. “I’m honored once again to host music’s biggest night as we celebrate the talented music creators of today. It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m excited to share this experience with the world.”

Terrence Jenkins is leaving “E! News.” The co-anchor announced his departure late Dec. 15 with his final day set for Dec. 16. The TV personality, who joined the entertainment news show in 2012 with former co-anchor Giuliana Rancic, cited acting and producing opportunities as the reason for his exit. Current talent Maria Menounos, Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler will remain on the show.

“I took some time off this summer and I produced and I starred in my first feature film, and I’m really excited about it and it’s coming out at the top of the year,” Jenkins said. “I’ve had a lot of opportunities come in in the acting space, both behind the camera and in front of the camera. And so, with all of that said, I wanted to announce today that I’ll be leaving ‘E! News.'”

Terry Crews and Wendy Williams will be hosting Fox’s “Pitbull’s New Years Revolution.” The live event will air Dec. 31 from Miami’s Bayfront Park. “Empire’s” Timbaland and Yazz will perform, in addition to Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Prince Royce, Austin Mahone, R. City, Pia Mia and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Casting News:

Ed Quinn is set to recur on “2 Broke Girls,” Variety has learned. The “Mistresses” alum’s TV credits also include ABC’s “Revenge,” MTV’s “Faking It” and HBO’s “True Blood.” He is repped by ICM and Link Entertainment.

TV Specials:

The third annual “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs the World” will air Jan. 31 on NBC. After a lose to Team Europe last year, Team USA is ready to run the Las Vegas finals course again. This year, the team is led by the first two competitors to scale stage four of “American Ninja Warrior” back in June: Isaac Caldiero and Geoff Britten.

Streaming News:

Syfy announced that the first four episodes of “The Expanse” have been made available on demand and on syfy.com.

The first episode of the new series has been sampled online 4.2 million times prior to its premiere, according to the cabler, and the second episode just aired on the channel.

“By giving viewers the opportunity to watch episodes 3 and 4 early, we’re not only providing a little holiday gift for the series’ existing fans, but we’re also allowing new viewers who’ve heard about “The Expanse” to catch up on the series,” said Sara Moscowitz, senior vice president of brand and strategic marketing at SyFy. “With the potential to hook a broad audience over the holidays, we hope to debut episode 5 to a committed, passionate fan base on January 5.”

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