E! rarely includes its official subtitle, "Entertainment Television," in its name, but the channel is still largely concerned with coverage of the entertainment industry. Launched in 1987 under the name "Movietime," the channel concentrated on entertainment news and movie previews, but in the decades since, E! has expanded to include more original programming, including reality series and entertainment-related documentary shows.
Entertainment news is still a staple of E!'s line up. "E! News" premiered in 1991 and has run continuously since. The program presents entertainment news and celebrity gossip, and it is currently hosted by Terrence Jenkins and Guiliana Rancic. Ryan Seacrest served as a co-anchor on the show between 2006 and 2012.
Entertainment awards shows such as the Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes also provide subject matter for E! The channel's pre- and post-ceremony shows draw significant audiences, as host Joan Rivers conducts red-carpet interviews and fashion commentary.
E!'s reality series, particularly "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," have been among the highest-profile shows in the genre. In addition to the Kardashian-related series, of which there are several spin-offs, many of E!'s reality offerings are slice-of-life series about the daily antics of lesser-known celebrities.
E! has also produced original talk shows, the most popular of which, Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea Lately," will end in August of 2014.