Paris Hilton’s career in television as a reality star is going down the drain, industry insiders argues. After her new show, “The World According to Paris,” premiered to disastrous ratings, the socialite is taking the easy way out, by blaming the network for it.
Somewhere around 400,000 people tuned in on Oxygen to see the first episode of “The World According to Paris,” a figure that exceeds by far even the most pessimist expectations Paris or the network may have had.
As far as she is concerned, though, Paris believes it’s all the fault of the network, because it failed to air the show’s premiere at the scheduled hour, PopEater
informs, citing reports from industry sources.
“Paris is furious that the show didn’t premiere at the time it was supposed to,” a source close to camp Hilton says for the e-zine.
Because of this glitch, Paris’ hard work to promote the show was completely wasted – not to mention that the show didn’t get the launch it deserved and should have gotten.
“She worked her tail off doing promotion and publicity
for the show and then because of a technical mistake, the show aired at a completely different time in a lot of markets,” says the spy.
At the same time, Oxygen is adamant it did nothing wrong: the premiere went according to schedule, so, if Paris is trying to find a scapegoat in the network, she’s barking up the wrong tree.
“The show premiered at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 as was promoted. There were no technical mistakes. We look forward to a very exciting run of the series,” Oxygen says in a statement to the aforementioned e-zine.
Part of the problem with the disappointing premiere is that Paris no longer sells and she won’t accept that, another industry insider believes.
Right now, she’s on the verge of losing her last chance at a career as a reality star: Oxygen will probably pull the plug on the show if the following episodes see a drop in ratings.
“This could be the last nail in the coffin. She has been replaced by Teen Moms and Snooki. She would have been better off not doing a new reality show at all then doing one that proves no one cares,” another industry insider says for PopEater.