Thursday, October 13, 2005

Simple Life Over

NEW YORK (AP) - The Simple Life is over - at least on Fox.
The network said Wednesday it has cancelled the Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie reality series after the show's two stars no longer proved compatible. The feuding ex-friends will not return for a fourth season, even though the network had picked up the options on their contracts. Fox said its mid-season schedule didn't have a time slot for the show.
"We did not see a place for The Simple Life on our schedule this season," the network said in a statement.
However, 20th Century Fox Television, the studio that produces the show, hopes The Simple Life will move to another network, with Hilton and Richie.
"We're disappointed that The Simple Life will not continue on Fox where it has performed so well, but we believe this series . . . is still a dynamic and valuable franchise," the studio said in a statement.
"We hope to be able to announce a new network partner in the coming days."