The Girls Next Door: Kendra Wilkinson's E! Series is Renewed
The Girls Next Door: Kendra Wilkinson's E! Series is Renewed
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Fans saw Kendra Wilkinson leave the Playboy Mansion on The Girls Next Door to start a new life with Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett and prepare for their wedding on the spin-off Kendra. Now, it's time to see Mrs. Baskett as she embarks on a new chapter and enter the world of domestic bliss.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, E! has picked up a second season of its breakout reality series Kendra. The network has ordered 12 more episodes that will continue to chronicle Kendra and Hank's life together as they start their own family.

"We saw a marriage in Season 1, and now we are going to see Kendra navigate the unfamiliar waters of being a newlywed and a new parent all at the same time," said Lisa Berger, executive vice president original programming and series development at E! "We can't wait to be there with her every step of the way."

In addition to the 12-episode new season, the network is also planning to air two specials in December, when the couple's first child is due. The special will also feature Kendra moving to New Jersey to live closer to Hank year-round

Kendra may not have generated much buzz but it did attract quite a number of viewers during its debut season so it's no surprise that E! decided to renew the series. The Girls Next Door spin-off, which premiered in June, drew the largest debut audience for the network since The Anna Nicole Show, which starred another former Playboy Playmate, Anna Nicole Smith.

Kendra, which averages about 2 million viewers per episode, almost double the time-period average from last year, with a wedding episode coming up next month that was shot at the Playboy Mansion. The success of the show also helped boost the second season of E!'s Denise Richards: It's Complicated, which attracted a series high of 1.5 million viewers.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of E!)