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The Los Angeles Rams go ‘Hollywood’ in upcoming E! reality TV series

Bradley Marquez
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Bradley Marquez catches a pass during practice on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Oxnard. Marquez will be featured on “Hollywood & Football.”
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Los Angeles Rams are celebrating their return to California in the most Hollywood way possible: with a reality TV show.

E! has greenlighted “Hollywood & Football,” a six-episode docu-series focusing on six Rams players and their families as they relocate from St. Louis to Los Angeles. 

“We are excited to take viewers inside the exclusive lifestyles of these top athletes and their families as they navigate a new city, new friendships, new schools and the inevitable Hollywood gossip,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president for programming and development for E! in a statement released Wednesday about the project. 

“E! has a track record of success with pop culture programming centered in the world of sports, and this series will capture the off-the-field perspective of one of football’s most anticipated and high-profile events as the Rams return to L.A..”

On Jan. 12, the NFL owners voted 30-2 in support of the Rams’ move from St. Louis, also offering the San Diego Chargers a one-year option to relocate to Inglewood, where a state-of-the-art stadium will be built on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack.

Until the stadium’s completion in 2019, the Rams will play home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Six couples from the Rams organization are participating in the E! series, including wide receiver Kenny Britt and wife Sabrina, offensive lineman Rodger Saffold and wife Asia, tight end Lance Kendricks and wife Danielle, running back Chase Reynolds and wife Kila, wide receiver Bradley Marquez and fiancée Melissa Hernandez and fullback Corey Harkey and wife Bianca.

“Hollywood & Football” is scheduled  to premiere this fall on E! while the Los Angeles Rams play their first game in their new California digs, a preseason match-up against the Dallas Cowboys, on Aug. 13.

libby.hill@latimes.com

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