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E! Network announced Tuesday it will be the home of Mariah Carey's new reality show, although the singing diva is not calling it that.

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"I refuse to call it a reality show," Carey told The New York Times. "I thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of, like, show my personality and who I am, even though I feel like my real fans have an idea of who I am. A lot of people have misperceptions about this and that."

"This and that" will not include Carey's fiance, Australian businessman James Packer.

"He’s a legit businessman,’’ Carey said. “It’s not really his thing to be, like, traipsing all over Europe and hanging out with all my crew and dancers and singers."

Carey's 4-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, won't be in the show very much, if at all, either.

"I don’t want to do anything that’s exploitative. They haven’t been filmed at all yet," Carey said. "There might be a couple of moments, but it’s not about making them the stars of the show. They’re too young to make that decision."

Instead, "Mariah's World," as the show is called, will focus on Carey's tour in Europe and South Africa and the singer's upcoming wedding, according to EOnline.

The eight-part documentary series is being produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, which also produces "The Real World," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and "I Am Cait."

Jeff Jenkins, executive vice president for programming and development at Bunim/Murray, said "Mariah's World" would be shot more like a documentary.

The show began filming two weeks ago and is executive produced by Carey and Stella Bulochnikov, who began managing Carey in 2015 and has worked on the reality show "T.I. & Tiny" and Paris Hilton reality specials.

"Mariah's World" is scheduled to premiere later this year.