Paris Hilton’s mother will coach women on socialite life for NBC’s The Good Life.

Paris Hilton’s mother will coach women on socialite life for NBC’s The Good Life.
Okay, this has to stop; the center cannot hold. Besides poaching each other’s show concepts left and right, networks are increasingly spawning shows from within existing shows, or creating shows with existing or related cast members. If this inbreeding continues, ABC is going to grow an arm out of its forehead and NBC is going to have 27 thumbs. First we learn that two networks want the series Ivana Trump is shopping. Now, the mother of The Simple Life‘s Paris Hilton is getting her own reality TV show. While she won’t be living with farm animals or taking a road trip with her heroin-loving best friend, Kathy Hilton “will coach 10 young women on how to seamlessly fit into the world of the rich and powerful,” according to TV Week. “Contestants will be eliminated each week, with the winner getting a large prize package.” The series will be produced by NBC for Endemol, and will not even have an original name: The Good Life.

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