The network announced on Thursday that the freshman drama has been renewed for a Season 2, making it E!'s second successful scripted venture, following the "The Royals," which has been renewed for a fourth season.
"The Arrangement," which has drawn comparisons to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage, follows a TV actress (Christine Evangelista) who agrees to an unusual role: a $10 million contract to marry Hollywood's biggest male star (Josh Henderson), who is being indoctrinated into his spiritual advisors church, the Institute of the Higher Mind.
Henderson has downplayed the comparison's between Scientology and the show's self-help organization.
“The Institute of the Higher Mind is a self-help organization and Scientology is a religion, so it's different," Henderson previously said. "People are going to make the comparisons, I understand. And obviously, our show is about Kyle West, who's the biggest actor in the world."
"There's going to be similarities and comparisons all the time, which I'm fine with, but our show is definitely a unique story of its own," he said.
“As E!'s second successful foray into scripted, we are thrilled to see the show resonate with viewers and gain momentum throughout the season. Continuing to fuel our audience's passion for pop culture and celebrity, 'The Arrangement' allows us to reveal a darker side of Hollywood that has never been seen before,” said Adam Stotsky, President, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network. “Alongside our partners at Universal Cable Productions, we're excited to watch this intriguingly unpredictable story continue to unfold in a second season."
“'The Arrangement' has won an audience by providing a guilty pleasure with a dash of topicality,” said Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Jonathan, Josh, Christine, Michael, Lexa and the rest of the team have created the perfect cocktail of fairytale love story with a dark twist!”