E! Asia Renews Local Reality Show


SINGAPORE: Universal Networks International's E! in Asia has renewed It Takes GUTZ to Be a Gutierrez ahead of the conclusion of season one of the local reality show.

The show is the first-ever international reality production for E!. The six-episode first season chronicled the lives of the Gutierrez family in the Philippines, which includes former beauty queen Ruffa, her twin brothers—screen star Richard and fashionista Raymond—and their parents, matinee idol Eddie and talent manager and aspiring politician Annabelle. It was E!'s highest-rated show ever in the Philippines and also fared well in Malaysia.

“The early renewal of It Takes GUTZ to Be a Gutierrez demonstrates NBCUniversal’s continued commitment to invest in local productions that are relevant and resonate with our audiences in the region,” said Christine Fellowes, managing director for the Asia Pacific at Universal Networks International. “We look forward to building on this tremendous success with the Gutierrez family in season two."