Back in September, Lauren Conrad announced she would be doing yet another reality show for MTV. The Laguna Beach/Hills alum explained the new series would focus on her professional life (fashion!), without any of the messy personal stuff. Alas, the network decided to pass on the documentary-style show after Conrad filmed a pilot. Why? Let’s play a round of he said/she said!
MTV’s David Janollari had this to say to Entertainment Weekly: “We decided not to go ahead with the show. She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’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. It was a great attempt but it just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us now.”
And LC quipped back: “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too highbrow 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 didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”
We have to side with LC on this one. It’s not surprising that MTV passed on the show, given the network has now become synonymous with
crap lowbrow fare like Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant. But it’s still disappointing. While Snooki and Amber may bring ratings to the cable channel, it would be nice for MTV to spotlight a woman who has ambitions beyond snagging a guido. Regardless, good for Conrad for sticking to her guns. We hope someone else picks up the show!