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Fox Cancels 'The Simple Life'

October 13, 2005|From Associated Press

"The Simple Life" is over -- at least on Fox.

The network said Wednesday that it had canceled the Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie reality series after the show's two stars no longer proved compatible.

The feuding ex-friends will not return for a fourth season, even though the network had picked up the options on their contracts.

Fox said its midseason schedule didn't have a time slot for the show.

"We did not see a place for 'The Simple Life' on our schedule this season," Fox said.

20th Century Fox Television, the studio that produces the show, hopes "The Simple Life" will move to another network -- with Hilton and Richie.

"We're disappointed that 'The Simple Life' will not continue on Fox where it has performed so well, but we believe this series ... is still a dynamic and valuable franchise," the studio said. "We hope to be able to announce a new network partner in the coming days."

Us Weekly first reported the show's cancellation. In April, Hilton issued a statement saying it was "no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends."

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