While Kim Kardashian is on the way to having her second child with Kanye West and Kourtney Kardashian is dealing with her recent separation from longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, the third sibling Khloé Kardashian is gearing up to add yet another TV show to her resume. The reality show star will be the central host and entertainer of the new FYI series Kocktails with Khloé. I wonder what kinds of krazy konkoktions will be on there.
Kocktails with Khloé, which was given an order for eight one-hour episodes, is going to work like this: celebrity friends and other guests will join Kardashian for an intimate dinner party at her home, and viewers will get to watch everyone mixing and mingling in the kitchen and dining room for conversations, cooking, and “outrageously fun party games.” If there isn’t an alcohol-infused round of Cards Against Humanity in the first five minutes of the debut episode, you can consider me pre-disappointed.
Kocktails with Khloé will probably be a safe bet for fans of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, as other people involved with that show will no doubt make appearances on this one. Maybe not Caitlyn Jenner, who will be busy with her own series on E!, but perhaps others.
Here’s what FYI’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Development Gena McCarthy had to say about the project, which should get some eyes rolling for those who have little interest in the lives of the Kardashian family.
Khloé Kardashian is an iconic millennial voice. We look forward to sharing her unique personality, wit and insight with the FYI audience.
Somehow, a reality-ish series about rich people’s dinner parties doesn’t scream “witty” to me, but I’ll withhold judgment until it airs. Kardashian does have some experience in the hosting field, as she led The X-Factor opposite Mario Lopez for one season. She’s also been at the head of Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons, along with Khloé & Lamar, so it’s not like she’s been carried through television by the rest of her family. And I’m sure she’s thrown a dinner party or two when the cameras weren’t rolling.
Formerly The Biography Channel, FYI has been operating as a lifestyle network for the past year and a half or so and putting together series focused on food, home-hunting, and more, such as Epic Meal Empire, Married at First Sight, and Tiny House Nation. They’ve got other mostly food-related projects in the running like the chef-hosted road show The Feed, the gluten-free bakery docu-pilot Jennifer’s Way and the grocery store-based cooking competition Midnight Feast.
Though no release date has been set, FYI is looking to bring Kocktails with Khloé to viewers by the end of 2015. Will you be watching?