E! Orders ‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ Reality Series

by | October 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM | Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, TV News

E!'s new "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" (l-r): Morgan Stewart, Jonny Drubel and Brendan Fitzpatrick (Photo: E!)

By Jethro Nededog

E! is bringing “Gossip Girl” to the West Coast with a new reality series called “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.”

E! announced Thursday it has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is slated to premiere in January.

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The show follows five friends from very wealthy Southern California families as they spend their parents’ money, date each other, paint the town red, and live it up in public via social media such as Twitter and Instagram.

“These kids are larger-than-life personalities who are charismatic, shockingly wealthy and born into lifestyles that are outrageously spectacular,” said E!’s programming and development executive vice president, Jeff Olde, in a prepared, promotional statement.

“They live a fantasy life on a scale that you just can’t turn away from and then they document it all via social media,” he gushed. “But at the core, I think viewers will be drawn into the fact that they are genuinely good friends who still have to navigate friendships, relationships and life, but they get to do it all in luxury cars, yachts and private jets, which is really fun to watch.”

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The participants in this new reality show, according to E!, are:

Dorothy Wang
Age: 25
Family Net Worth: Billions
Occupation: “Funemployed!” for now…
Relationship Status: Perpetually single.
About: Opinionated perfectionist, Dorothy is the daughter of a billionaire business mogul.

Morgan Stewart
Age: 25
Family Net Worth: Millions
Occupation: Blogger of BoobsAndLoubs.com where she documents her plush lifestyle and offers up her personal do’s and don’ts of life to her peers.
Relationship Status: In a relationship with Brendan Fitzpatrick.
About: Morgan is the sexy wild child of Beverly Hills infamous for her flirty ways, unfiltered humor and unpredictable nights out with her friends.

Brendan Fitzpatrick
Age: 25
Family Net Worth: Millions
Occupation: Holds a lucrative position at a top real estate firm.
Relationship Status: In a relationship with Morgan Stewart.
About: Born into wealth and facing great opposition, Brendan is looking to make his own money and justify why he skipped college and went straight into real estate.

Roxy Sowlaty
Age: 25
Family Net Worth: Rich, but on the verge of getting cut off from her parents.
Occupation: Freelance interior designer.
Relationship Status: Single
About: A Persian beauty, Roxy is the mother figure of the group.

Jonny Drubel
Age: 25
Family Net Worth: “I’m too classy to say.”
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Relationship Status: Boy Crazy
About: Dorothy’s original BFF who got a little jealous when she started spending more time with other people in their crew.

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