E!'s The Arrangement, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, stars gorgeous Josh Henderson as an A-list actor in the thrall of a self-help cult called The Institute for the Higher Mind, whose marriage to a young actress (Christine Evangelista) is being micromanaged by the group's charismatic leader (Michael Vartan).
It's hard not to catch that it's vibing on the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes/Scientology stories, which included rumors that Cruise's people had auditioned several actresses to become his wife before settling on Holmes. Holmes did not renew her contr — I mean, she later divorced him.
The Arrangement is bringing in boffo ratings — 2.2M total viewers when it premiered March 5 — but I can't help wondering whether E! just low-key went to war with Scientology. Good on them!
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