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MTV has decided to ditch the new reality show about Lauren Conrad’s “work life” not her personal one. I think that’s sad because I was looking forward to seeing Lauren again and her fashion empire, but I think MTV is more interested in shows like Jersey Shore and Skins right now…more controversial stuff!
According to EW,
Last fall, MTV announced that it was reuniting with Lauren Conrad, star of the networkâ€™s Laguna Beach and The Hills, for another reality series focused on the young starâ€™s burgeoning fashion line. But EW has EXCLUSIVELY learned why the Conrad series has been passed on by the network. â€œWe decided not to go ahead with the show,â€ says David Janollari, EVP, Head of Programming for MTV. â€œShe did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but thatâ€™s also a big question mark based on her interest in that and the finances. We love her! We would love her on our network!â€ The proposed series was not a glossy reality soap like The Hills but much more documentary style. It was also noticeably absent from MTVâ€™s Upfront this week. Says Janollari, â€œIt was a great attempt but it just didnâ€™t feel like a perfect fit for us now.â€
UPDATE Lauren Conrad has sent EW a statement regarding MTVâ€™s decision: â€œWe sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didnâ€™t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.â€
Do you think Lauren’s show was too boring for MTV?
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