Paris Hilton may look for a new best friend on a reality show

Although E! cancelled The Simple Life after its fifth season, Paris Hilton may return to reality television.

The show, which will essentially be a search for a new Nicole Richie-esque sidekick, is “expected to be picked up by either MTV or VH1,” Us Weekly reports.

An anonymous source told the magazine that “[t]he show is going to be about her searching for a new best friend. Paris is tired of the haters and she’s looking for someone new. She’s looking for someone new and cool who she can trust.”

Although Paris said would film last summer, E! cancelled it, and an Us Weekly source said then that “the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show.”

Paris Hilton Returning to Reality TV [Us Weekly]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.