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The Kardashians better watch out. There’s a new royal family taking up roost over on E! The notoriously reality-friendly channel just announced its very first scripted show. That’s right. A scripted show on E! Who would have thunk it?!

Starring Gossip Girl’s Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the one-hour show will follow the ups and downs of a modern day royal family. We really, really hope the name of their made-up country is Genovia.

We are excited that E!’s first original scripted series will transport viewers into a world that they are already intensely interested in, but reality cameras would never give them access to,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president of original programming and development for the network.

The Royals, he adds, will go behind “the very public gilded façade of the palace gates to imagine the private, lush, fun, sexy world of the most-watched celebrity family on the planet.” It already has writing, directing, and producing talents from the likes of Smallville and One Tree Hill signed up, so all we’ve got to say are these five little words: Take us to the king!

The Royals is set to premiere sometime next year. Will you be watching? Tell us in the comments!

Source: E! News

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!