FOX extends December 2 'The Simple Life' premiere episode to a full hour
By Reality TV World staff, 10/29/2003
The pre-show buzz about The Simple Life, FOX's new reality series that chronicles two affluent socialites as they make the transition from filthy rich to just plain filthy, has apparently been so good that the network has announced that the series will now premiere with a special one-hour episode at 8PM ET on Tuesday, December 2.
The premiere, which had previously been scheduled as a thirty-minute episode, follows hotel heiress Paris Hilton and her best friend Nicole Richie, daughter of legendary pop icon Lionel Richie, as they leave behind the comforts of their lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles for a chance to live The Simple Life. Armed with a Louis Vuitton bag and a teacup chihuahua named Tinkerbell, Hilton and Richie move in with the hardworking Leding family in Altus, AR (pop. 817). Seven family members. Three generations. Two celebutantes. One bathroom. Together they add up to one hilarious series.
The outrageous series focuses on Hilton and Richie, who must roll up their Chanel sleeves and get their manicured hands dirty as they try to adjust and fit into a world far different from their own. From cleaning chicken coops and pumping gas to hitting the town and picking up guys, Hilton and Richie make waves as this provocative fish-out-of-water series unfolds. The pampered princesses once famous for dancing on tables will now have to clean them. From the inner circle to the quilting circle, the burning questions still remain: Will they survive TThe Simple Life, and will this small town survive them?
Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray ("The Real World," "Road Rules") are executive producers of The Simple Life, which is a 20th Century Fox Television production in association with Bunim-Murray.