Mariah Carey Docu-Series Coming to Television Later This Year
Mariah Carey is the perfect candidate for reality television: Aside from her lucrative and lengthy career as one of the most consistently powerful forces in pop music, she has the type of personality that would lend itself well to unscripted programming. From her iconic “I don’t know her” shade geared toward Jennifer Lopez (not to mention the sequel, “I still don’t know her”), to her unfiltered comments about her time working as a judge on American Idol to her facial expressions -- Mariah undoubtedly makes for good television.
Imagine our delight, then, when an announcement made earlier today (March 15) confirmed rumors stating the singer would be involved in an upcoming reality series entitled Mariah’s World, according to a report from Billboard.
The show -- which will feature eight one-hour episodes -- will focus on Mariah’s Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour as well as her upcoming wedding to James Packer.
“Mariah is one of the most captivating pop superstars of our time and one of the rare artists whose first name alone is instantly recognized around the globe,” said Jeff Olde, the Executive Vice President of Programming & Development at E!, via press release. "We’re excited to partner with Bunim/Murray Productions, Mariah and Stella Bulochnikov to offer our viewers exclusive access into her private world."
Olde continued, "The series will present a unique, vulnerable and surprisingly humorous side to Mariah that her fans have never before seen while showcasing her unparalleled celebrity lifestyle filled with true glamour, maximum luxury and ultimate stardom."
Mariah also had words to offer about the show, saying, "I’m excited to bring my fans into my life for the next journey I'm about to embark on. I’m already having so much fun with this documentary and I know you will too. There is nothing like capturing these moments.”
Whether the show proves to be even half as entertaining as Mariah's stint on MTV's Cribs, a now-defunct series about celebrity homes, remains to be seen, but one can hope.
Mariah's World doesn't have a release date yet, so revisit her episode of Cribs -- which still holds up -- below.
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