#RichKids of Beverly Hills’ EJ Johnson Gets Spin-Off Series on E!


LOS ANGELES: E! is extending its #RichKids of Beverly Hills brand with the spin-off series EJ and the City (working title), which will star celebrity heir EJ Johnson.

The six-part spin-off will debut June 19, moving to a regular Thursday 9 p.m. slot starting June 23. The series will spotlight Johnson, who is the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, as well as his sister, friend Samaria Smith (daughter of LL Cool J) and Persian real estate development heir Sanaz Panahi. ITV Entertainment is producing.

“We are excited to spin off another one of our hit franchises as we continue to expand on E!’s ongoing success as a reality powerhouse and fuel our ratings momentum,” said Jeff Olde, the executive VP of programming and development at E! “EJ continues to be a standout character on #RichKids, with his over the top personality and incomparable style, and now viewers will get a chance to follow him on a whole new journey as he embraces his new found self-confidence and works to build a brand that lives up to his family name.”