E! Launches First Post-Show Podcast with New Series CLAP BACK: THE OFFICIAL WAGS PODCAST
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.