E! on Wednesday announced a slate of
four new unscripted series, including one based on The Abbey, the
iconic Hollywood gay bar.
The working title for the reality
series is The Abbey Diaries.
According to Deadline
Hollywood, the show will “chronicle the lives of bartenders,
servers and management” at The Abbey.
“E! is known for buzzy unscripted
programming, and these four new series will continue to boost our
line-up with content that reflects and drives pop culture today,”
said Jeff Olde, executive vice president, programming &
development, at E! “On the heels of a strong first quarter, we will
continue to build momentum by delivering more of the stories our
audience loves, anchored by larger than life personalities, in
A description of the show reads: “This
new series goes inside the lives of the employees at the world-famous
gay hot spot, The Abbey Food & Bar, in the heart of West
Hollywood. The staffers wrangle VIP guests and celebrities while
dealing with relationship drama, diverse sexuality and the pursuit of
their individual Hollywood dreams, all set in an exciting backdrop
that is quintessentially Los Angeles.”