Lauren Conrad series 'too high brow' for MTV
February 7th, 2011
01:58 PM ET

Lauren Conrad series 'too high brow' for MTV

Lauren Conrad's new reality series has headed for the hills.

The program won't air on MTV because, Conrad says, the network felt the show was just "too high brow" for its viewers.

The documentary-style series was to follow Conrad as she launched her own line of evening wear, but the project remains on the shelf.

“We sold a show to MTV, filmed it, and are really proud of the final result,” Conrad tells Entertainment Weekly in a statement. “MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”

David Janollari, EVP, Head of Programming for MTV, confirms to EW, “It was a great attempt but it just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us now.”

Janollari adds that the network is considering doing a special based on the already-shot footage, but that depends on finances and whether Conrad is still game.

Janollari assured EW that there are no hard feelings on MTV's side. "We love her!" the exec said. "We would love her on our network!”


soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. chicaextrana

    Typical MTV. What do they know?

    February 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karen

    Sounds more like a show you'd see on OWN or Style network.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. OLE CROW

    Whats a lauren gonad? is that like a cleveland steamer or hot carl?

    February 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jam

    Just shows what mtv's execs think about their viewers.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. k8

    ow i bet that hurt her wallet

    February 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eddie King

    Say, Eddie King really liked "Lauren Conrad series too high brow for MTV"...

    February 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    "Too high brow". That just about says it all, doesn't it? I don't know when MTV's exec's collective IQ became equal to my pet Chihuahua, but if their programming gets any lower, the only ones watching will be...themselves!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D

    Who is Lauren Conrad?

    February 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. parishater

    note to lauren YOU ARE TOOOOO VANILLA FOR MTV.....have you seen Jersey Shore...nuff said

    February 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cheefsfury

    SO BASED OFF OTHER SHOWS THEY HAVE SHOWN LIKE TILA TILAPIA A SHOT OF LOAD AND OTHER TERRIBLE REALITY SHOWS LIKE HEIDI AND SPANCER THEY THOUGHT THIS SHOW WAS 2 CLASSY SO I GUESS WE WILL SEE IT ON A CLASSY CHANNEL LIKE VH1

    February 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thats Hot

      LOl thats funny cheefsury...... classy channel like VH1...

      February 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Ok, I about just sprayed my monitor with your "A shot of Load" comment...LOL!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |

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