It seems like every day brings news of various television revivals and reboots, but there’s one show that fans won’t be seeing back on their screens anytime soon: “The Simple Life.”
Paris Hilton took to Twitter on Tuesday to shoot down rumors that her cult-favorite pseudo-reality series would be back for a sixth season. “FYI, Someone has made a fake fan account & invented this #TheSimpleLife rumor,” she wrote. “There is no truth to it. Yes, I love that show & I was approached again to do it. But I had to say no as I have an extremely busy work schedule traveling the world running my empire.”
Earlier in the day, a verified “Simple Life” Twitter account posted a number of cryptic messages suggesting that a new season of the Fox-turned-E! series was in the works. The account seemed to link Lindsay Lohan to the supposed project as a follow-up to the cancellation of her MTV reality series “Lindsay Lohan Beach Club.” The “Simple Life” account has since lost its verification and been suspended.
The news came at a time when nostalgia for early-to-mid aughts celeb-reality series seems to be at an all-time high. MTV brought back “The Hills” after nine years on Monday night, and “The Jersey Shore” has seen a resurgence beginning with last year’s “Family Vacation.”
Hilton co-starred with Nicole Richie on “The Simple Life” for five seasons beginning in 2003. The comedic semi-unscripted series depicted two wealthy socialites struggling to do manual, low-paying jobs such as working as maids, farmers, and fast-food restaurant workers.
The show ran for three seasons on Fox before low ratings and Hilton and Richie’s off-screen falling out led to the show’s cancellation. It was later revived by E! for two more seasons, with the duo’s purported feud written into the show.
FYI, Someone has made a fake fan account & invented this #TheSimpleLife rumor. There is no truth to it. Yes, I love that show & I was approached again to do it. But I had to say no as I have an extremely busy work schedule traveling the world running my empire. #GirlBoss ????
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) June 26, 2019