Originally scheduled as premiering with back-to-back one-hour episodes on Tuesday, June 21 at 8PM ET/PT, I Want to Be a Hilton will now debut in its regular 9PM ET/PT time period with a single episode broadcast. Filling the 8PM hour will be the Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back series that had been previously scheduled to debut a week later on June 28.
First announced last spring with the working title of The Good Life, I Want To Be A Hilton will feature Paris Hilton's mother Kathy hosting a competition in which fourteen wannabe celebutantes will compete for a chance to live like a Hilton for a year.
Immersing them in the New York society scene, Hilton will mentor and educate the contestants in the do's-and-don'ts of haute couture, etiquette, and even how to handle the unforgiving press. At the end of each episode, Hilton will eliminate contestants based on how they performed in weekly challenges, with the winning contestant reported to receive a prize package that includes a year's free stay at the family's flagship Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City.
Produced by Endemol USA (Big Brother, Fear Factor), Hilton is executive produced by Paul Buccieri, Jason Hervey, Rick Hilton and Danny Salles