Friday, August 18, 2017




Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 18, 2017 – E! announced today that it will expand its non-linear programming lineup to bring fans even more custom content with the introduction of new post-show podcast, “Clap Back: The Official WAGS podcast” hosted on the Art19 platform and distributed through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Googleplay, among others, each week beginning Monday, August 21st with the return of “WAGS Miami” and through the third season of “WAGS LA” premiering this fall. E!’s popular “WAGS” (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) franchise documents the luxurious lifestyles and real-life drama in the exclusive world of superstar athletes through the perspective of the women who stand by their side. The WAGS live un-apologetically and are bound together by a strict hierarchy of unspoken rules with no boundaries and no filters. These ambitious, strong women are turning things up and turning on the charm as they work to make their own dreams come true. Broadcast from Los Angeles and hosted by pop culture personality and “WAGS” producer, Drew Pokorny, the podcast will bring fans all the latest from the previous night’s episode of reality shows “WAGS Miami” and ‘WAGS LA,” along with behind-the-scenes scoop, games, and segments with special guests including the shows’ cast and crew. “WAGS Miami” cast member Darnell Nicole joins Pokorny for the podcast's debut following the season two launch of the popular spinoff this Sunday, August 20th at 10pm ET/PT on the network.

“E! has seen great promise in the post-show space with the success of ‘The Royals’ livestream after-show, ‘Royal Hangover,’ and we wanted to continue to build off of that momentum with a platform and a format that feels unique to the reality audience,” said Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming & Development for E!. “The ‘Clap Back’ podcast is the perfect companion for the WAGS linear brand – further allowing us to reach the franchise’s young, highly engaged fan base and keep the conversation going between episodes.”
The sophomore season of “WAGS Miami” has the South Florida ladies bringing the heat. Ashley Roberts is in the midst of planning the wedding of her dreams with fiancée, Atlanta Falcons’ linebacker, Philip Wheeler, but Philip has his sights set on another ring as his team prepares for the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Metisha Schaefer, Hencha Voigt and Astrid Bavaresco continue to navigate being single in Miami. Still coping with the aftermath of her breakup with Reshad Jones (Miami Dolphins), Darnell Nicole Thibodeaux remains resilient while Claudia Sampedro (dating Julius Peppers of the Green Bay Packers) is finally engaged and focusing on the future. New additions to the cast include wives Faven Biru, married to Corey Luiget of the Los Angeles Chargers, and Kayla Cox, who is married to former MLB player Eric Fornataro. As Faven struggles with her husband’s team’s relocation, Kayla juggles married life and her career as a top Wilhelmina model.

When season three of “WAGS LA” returns Wednesday, November 1st at 10pm ET/PT, an overwhelmed Nicole Williams plans her long-awaited, dream wedding to fiancé Larry English, leaving everyone to wonder whether the big day will truly be the fairytale she imagined. Sasha Gates also prepares for big changes when she is forced to relocate her family permanently with the Chargers controversial move to LA. Meanwhile, Autumn Ajirotutu struggles to repair severed ties within the group, and officially single, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson are haunted by their romantic pasts and uncover fractured friendships of their own. Barbie Blank’s friendship with model/actress Amber Nichole Miller (girlfriend to former MMA Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz) continues to develop despite Amber’s growing tensions with the rest of the ladies. Additionally, self-proclaimed “momprenuer” Dominique Penn (married to Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn) tries to navigate the rocky relationship between her close friends Autumn and Sasha, as Michelle Quick (wife of Washington Redskins wide receiver Brian Quick) transitions her family from LA to Washington following the latest trade announcements.

“WAGS Miami” and “WAGS LA” are produced by Machete Productions with Amber Mazzola and Lori Gordon serving as executive producers, and Sam Berns and Paul Yuan as co-executive producers on “WAGS Miami.”

Watch the season two premiere of “WAGS Miami” this Sunday, August 20th at 10pm ET/PT only on E! and don’t miss the premiere episode of “Clap Back: The Officials WAGS podcast” with host Drew Pokorny and “WAGS Miami” star Darnell Nicole this Monday, August 21st hosted on the Art19 platform and distributed through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Googleplay, among others. Fans can follow “Clap Back: The Officials WAGS podcast” @clapbackwags on Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation on social using the hashtag #ClapBackWags.

About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," "WAGS," and "Fashion Police," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit

About Machete Productions
Machete Productions currently produces the widely popular hit franchise WAGS LA, WAGS Miami and WAGS Atlanta for E! Entertainment, which takes viewers inside the lives of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the strong women who stand by their side, otherwise known as ‘Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars.’ The company also produces original reality series for CNBC including the breakout show, The Profit, which will air its fourth season this summer and is currently casting for the fifth season. In addition, Machete Productions created for CNBC the reality series The Partner, also hosted by Lemonis, who has invested nearly $50 million dollars in companies featured on the series. Most recently, Mazzola has partnered with Michael Strahan of SMAC Entertainment to executive produce the pilot, Back in the Game, hosted by Alex Rodriguez. It is the third series for CNBC from Machete and will premiere this year. For more information please visit

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