Maria Menounos signs major deal with E!, scores Untold with Maria Menounos show

Maria Menounos E! Contract

Well, it isn’t Giulina Rancic’s job… But Maria Menounos’ new role at E! is nothing less than impressive.

The entertainment network announced news about Maria’s contract today: “As part of the comprehensive partnership, Menounos will host a new one-hour entertainment news magazine series, Untold with Maria Menounos. Menounos will also be featured on the popular off-the-cuff roundtable series Live From E! and upcoming E! Specials. Additionally, Menounos’ production company, Underman/Omegagirl Productions, will hang its shingle at E!, with the network getting first look rights to ideas for series, specials and other projects across all platforms.”

Network strategy president Cyndi McClellan said they are all excited to have Maria “help drive the growth and expansion of E! as the global entertainment news leader.” She added, “With her undeniable charisma and deep industry relationships, Maria has a huge fan following as one of the premiere entertainment news personalities in Hollywood today.”

Maria said she’s also pleased to join E!

“To be able to host, report and produce for an entire network, one that spans globally no less, is thrilling,” Menounos said. “I’m excited to exercise my talents on both sides of the camera.”

Untold with Maria Menounos, the focal-point of her contract, will be a “fresh and fun” approach to celebrities and trends. Each hour-long episode will include three individual stories about topics such as Generation Y Royals, the rise of heroin in Hollywood and the popularity of electronic dance music.

“While conceiving Untold, we always thought Maria was the ideal host because of her varied experiences not only in entertainment, but also in global reporting,” said E!’s Cyndi. “We’re thrilled to bring her talents to the network and to collaborate with her as we create and develop exciting new programming together.”

Maria’s contract with E! is a “multi-year” agreement.

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