Oxygen enables Paris Hilton by giving her yet another reality show

Once upon a time, a reality show with Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole Richie, The Simple Life, was amusing and entertaining. Then it got all fake and Paris Hilton became annoying as she went on to find a new best friend on multiple reality shows.

She faded away from reality TV, but now Oyxgen is giving her more attention: they are going to air an untitled series produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions that the network says will focus on “her life beyond what we see in the tabloids,” which includes “Paris and four important women in her life, through all of their ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce and more, revealing a lively group of dynamic individuals.”

Those friends include Charlie Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller, Playboy model Jennifer Rovero, and Allison Melnick, plus Paris’ mom, Kathy Hilton, who had her own failed reality series that she thought “fucking suck[ed]“.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

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.