It was announced that Lauren Conrad’s new show being filmed for MTV has been scrapped. MTV didn’t feel that the show in it’s existing state would please audiences as it focused on Lauren’s career as a newbie fashion designer. Conrad felt that by keeping the camera’s out of her personal life, she could focus on sharing her passion with the world and offer more to her viewers than her latest boy-drama.
Unfortunately both Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port of Hills fame have suffered a similar fate. Whitney started her own fashion line and captured it on MTV’s The City. Just as her line was ramping up, the show was dropped. Rumour had it that MTV found it too boring. Not enough boozing and drama to keep the show going.
If someone were smart they would be jumping at the opportunity to pick up Lauren Conrad’s show. The girl is a best selling author, and successful designer. People obviously care about what she does. Young girls today need great role models. Role models who will make them dream about working hard and becoming successful in their own right instead of aspiring to live the life of a bar star whose 15 minutes of fame will be gone as soon as the latest US Weekly hits newstands.
This leads me to my next plea to Joe Zee. Help save Lauren Conrad’s show. Help the Sundance Channel become the place that allows reality tv to spread beyond the trash, and gets viewers inspired by the personalities we’ve grown to love. MTV may not think their viewers are intelligent enough to bring in ratings, but they’ve created a star in Lauren Conrad. Where she goes, we will follow.