[09/18/03 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Gets 'Simple' in December
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX will debut its new reality series "The Simple Life" on Tuesday, December 2 at 8:30/7:30c. The news was announced via press release today. "Simple" takes the place of the Tuesday installments of "Joe Millionaire," which wraps during the November sweeps period. It's not clear what FOX plans pair with "Simple" in the Tuesday, 8:00/7:00c hour.

Here's how the network describes the series:

The show follows hotel heiress PARIS HILTON and her best friend NICOLE RICHIE, daughter of legendary pop icon Lionel Richie, as they leave behind the comforts of their lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles for a chance to live THE SIMPLE LIFE. Armed with a Louis Vuitton bag and a teacup chihuahua named Tinkerbell, Hilton and Richie move in with the hardworking Leding family in Altus, AR (pop. 817). Seven family members. Three generations. Two celebutantes. One bathroom. Together they add up to one hilarious half-hour.

The outrageous series focuses on Hilton and Richie, who must roll up their Chanel sleeves and get their manicured hands dirty as they try to adjust and fit into a world far different from their own. From cleaning chicken coops and pumping gas to hitting the town and picking up guys, Hilton and Richie make waves as this provocative fish-out-of-water series unfolds. The pampered princesses once famous for dancing on tables will now have to clean them. From the inner circle to the quilting circle, the burning questions still remain: Will they survive THE SIMPLE LIFE, and will this small town survive them?

Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray ("The Real World," "Road Rules") are executive producers of THE SIMPLE LIFE, which is a 20th Century Fox Television production in association with Bunim-Murray.

Six half-hour episodes of the series have been completed. FOX had originally scheduled the series to bow in August but a surprisingly positive response at the TCA's summer press tour caused the network to hold the series until the regular season.

  [september 2003]  


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