MTV has made it official that a planned reality show featuring the star of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” is dead, Entertainment Weekly reports in its Inside TV blog.
The documentary-style show from Lauren Conrad was expected to showcase her fashion work, and a pilot was made. So why did the network pull the plug? It depends on who’s talking.
David Janollari, executive VP and head of programming for MTV, put it this way: “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.”
Conrad offered this assessment, in a statement: “We 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 didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”