Simple Life 6 starts production next month as Paris and Nicole work as camp counselors

The Simple Life 6 will start production next month, at least two years after everyone stopped caring. The series will resolve its “bullshit” fifth-season finale and reunite Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, who will work as camp counselors. And of course, by work, I mean, pretend to do allegedly funny things.

Executive producer Jon Murray told the AP, “The thing the viewers love is the two girls together.” While they’re contractually obligated to do the series, he decided to have them stranded on a “deserted island with a bunch of survivalists.” Earlier this year, E!’s president said he would force the girls to interact because keeping them separate wouldn’t work twice.

That threat was enough, Murray says, to reunite the estranged women. “They reached out to each other in universal disdain for the island concept, and rekindled their friendship,” he said.

Production begins next month at an unnamed camp, and the series will air in the spring on its new home, E!, probably about the same time the kids at the camp will begin therapy.

Paris and Nicole make up for ‘Simple Life’ fans [AP]

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