The Arrangement (2017 TV series)

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The Arrangement
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Genre
Created by Jonathan Abrahams
Starring
Composer(s) James Iha
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Peter Lhotka
Cinematography Itai Ne'eman
Matthew Clark
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network E!
Original release March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05) – May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
External links
Website

The Arrangement is an American drama television series created by Jonathan Abrahams which airs on E!.[1] A first trailer was released on May 16, 2016.[2] The series premiered on March 5, 2017. On April 13, 2017, E! announced that it had renewed the series for a 10-episode second season,[3] which premiered on March 11, 2018.[4]

On May 29, 2018, the series was cancelled after two seasons.[5]

Premise[edit]

Megan Morrison, a young actress, auditions to play the female lead in a high profile film opposite action star Kyle West. She meets Terrence Anderson, the leader of the Institute of the Higher Mind, a self-help organization. Anderson offers her the title "arrangement"—a contract offering her $10 million if she marries West.[2]

The show centers around the Hollywood actor and actress's relationship, and is an "'amalgam' of stories inside Hollywood about arranged relationships against the backdrop of self-help programs". Some reviews suggest it was inspired by Scientology and the relationship between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Christine Evangelista as Megan Morrison West,[7] an unknown actress who, after a successful audition, is plucked from obscurity and offered a secret contract to be the fiancée to Kyle West, one of Hollywood's biggest stars[8]
  • Josh Henderson as Kyle West, one of the hottest actors in Hollywood,[8] and the most prominent public face of the Institute of the Higher Mind (IHM)
  • Lexa Doig as DeAnn Anderson, Terrence's wife, a successful Hollywood producer, and a high-ranking member of IHM
  • Carra Patterson as Shaun, Megan's best friend, who later gets involved with IHM as a lawyer
  • Michael Vartan as Terence Anderson, Kyle's producing partner and the leader of the Institute of the Higher Mind[9]

Recurring[edit]

  • Autumn Reeser as Leslie Bellcamp, Megan's original agent
  • Katharine Isabelle as Hope, Megan's old friend
  • Ashley Grace as Lisbeth, Kyle's ex-fiancée
  • Courtney Paige as Annika (season 1)
  • Kyle Toy as Zach, Kyle's personal assistant
  • Ruffin Prentiss as Xavier Hughes, a popular musician who Kyle chooses to co-star in his film Technicolor Highway
  • Jacob Artist as Wes Blaker, the son of an old friend of DeAnn's who is interested in an acting career

Production[edit]

On September 11, 2017, it was announced that Jacob Artist would recur during season two as a character named Wes Blaker.[10]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Ken OlinJonathan AbrahamsMarch 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)0.848[11]
22"The Ex"Jonas PateJonathan AbrahamsMarch 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)0.714[12]
33"The Leak"Elizabeth Allen RosenbaumJonathan AbrahamsMarch 19, 2017 (2017-03-19)0.799[13]
44"Crashing"Elizabeth Allen RosenbaumPatricia ResnickMarch 26, 2017 (2017-03-26)0.645[14]
55"Temptation"Carol BankerRob BraginApril 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)0.570[15]
66"Control"Carol BankerLeah BenavidesApril 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)0.608[16]
77"Trips"Lukas EttlinMel CowanApril 16, 2017 (2017-04-16)0.595[17]
88"The Betrayal"Lukas EttlinOlivia BriggsApril 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)0.573[18]
99"Sins"Jonas PateRob BraginApril 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)0.736[19]
1010"The New Narrative"Jonas PateJonathan AbrahamsMay 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)0.560[20]

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [21]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [21]U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"The Long Game"Robert Duncan McNeillJonathan AbrahamsMarch 11, 2018 (2018-03-11)0.467[22]
122"Surface Tension"Michael GoiMel CowanMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)0.477[23]
133"The Sessions"Norman BuckleyAdam MilchMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)0.418[24]
144"Scene 23"Alexis OstranderLeah BenavidesApril 1, 2018 (2018-04-01)0.412[25]
155"You Are Not Alone"Tanya WexlerRoger GrantApril 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)0.399[26]
166"The Break Up"Robert Duncan McNeillOlivia BriggsApril 15, 2018 (2018-04-15)0.361[27]
177"On Location"Robert Duncan McNeillLeah Benavides & Mel CowanApril 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)0.390[28]
188"Paso Robles"Janice CookeRoger GrantApril 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)0.401[29]
199"Truth"Jonathan FrakesAdam MilchMay 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)0.421[30]
2010"Suite Revenge"Robert Duncan McNeillJonathan AbrahamsMay 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)0.432[31]

References[edit]

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