‘True Tori’ Star Dean McDermott Will Finish Out Season 2, Says Lifetime

The actor has said that he’s dropping out of the show five episodes early

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Although Dean McDermott said that he’s leaving the lifetime reality show, “True Tori,” with just five shows left of Season 2, Lifetime begs to differ.

“You will see Dean on the last five episodes of the season,” a Lifetime spokesperson told TheWrap. “He is fulfilling his commitment to Season 2.”

On Wednesday, McDermott appeared on Access Hollywood Live and said, “I’m not going to continue with the show.”

“We have five more shows left … I can’t do this anymore,” he continued. “I can’t keep opening a vein, opening my soul and sharing my feelings and thoughts and demons with the world.”

An out-of-the-gate hit for Lifetime, “True Tori” stars McDermott, 47, and his wife, actress Tori Spelling, 41, and their children. It shoots and airs in close to real time. The current season of the show has covered the difficult fallout from McDermott’s infidelity and substance abuse.

McDermott went on to reveal that he doesn’t watch the Lifetime series. “I can’t do it any more, for my soul,” he said.

Produced by Studio Lambert and All3Media America, “True Tori” premiered its second season to only 766,000 total viewers, a decrease from the show’s series debut of about 1.2 million viewers.