Lauren Conrad Reality Show "Too High Brow" for MTV; Snooki Still Trying to Figure Out What That MeansPosted on by Kirby Reed (Kirby)
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Apparently MTV has standards, but not in the way you might think. The network (which fails to really show any music videos) has decided to pass on a Lauren Conrad's upcoming reality series, saying "it didn't feel like a perfect fit for us." The concept behind Conrad's return to reality television dealt with a behind-the-scenes look at her career as a fashion designer. Unlike Conrad's time on "The Hills," the pilot was meant to be drama-free and was instead intended to be inspirational. But when MTV asked for changes, in particular a closer look at Conrad's personal life, the "Laguna Beach" starlet balked.
In a statement sent to Entertainment Weekly, Conrad said, "MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience...We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn't feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it."
Now I haven't seen any footage from the scrapped series, but based on the description alone, it's clear Conrad's pilot didn't fit in with MTV's revamped programming. Gone are "The Hills" and "The City," here to stay is "Jersey Shore." With a network devoted to oversexed teens, knocked-up 16 year-olds, and drunken guidos and guidettes, a documentary-style series about MTV's least controversial star kind of sticks out.
MTV's target audience (image via Funny or Die)
"This is called a 'book.'"
Even though the network passed on her pilot, LC should still be grateful to MTV for making her a household name. The girl went from a sad, privileged high schooler caught in a love triangle to a reality star/fashion designer/author. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Ms. Conrad. The network's array of smut may not be classy, but neither is dissing the people responsible for making you the second-richest reality star.