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CW’s ‘Blond Charity Mafia’ Sleeps With the Fishes

The network has officially pulled the plug on the long-gestating D.C. reality soap

 America’s distaste for all things Washington apparently extends to "Blonde Charity Mafia."

After months of delays, the CW Tuesday confirmed that it will not be airing the soapy reality docusoap after all. The decision isn’t much of a surprise: After originally slotting the show for a six-week run in July and August, the network then pushed the show to "the fourth quarter."

Said quarter ends Thursday. And there’s no sign of the "BCM."

There’ve been rumblings of "BCM’s" demise for months. A few weeks ago, the Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes noted that the show had been disappeared from the CW’s website and that all signs were pointing to death.

So what did in the "Mafia"?

The CW isn’t commenting but it’s obvious the network wasn’t thrilled with how the six-episode series turned out. What’s more, CW executives fell for a pair of other shiny new reality shows: A Virgin Airlines-based series called "Fly Girls" and a docusoap revolving around socialite Tinsley Mortimer.

Those two series will debut in March, right around the same time "Gossip Girl" returns for its midseason run of episodes.

Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time a network has bailed on "BCM." The series was originally set to air on Lifetime, until that network pulled the plug.

Thankfully for D.C., Bravo apparently is still planning its "Real Housewives of D.C.," though whether a pair of White House gate crashers will be involved remains to be seen.