The CW to premiere Tinsley Mortimer's 'High Society' on March 10
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/09/2010
The CW has announced High Society, a new docu-reality series that will follow Tinsley Mortimer and other members of New York City's young and wealthy socialite scene, will premiere on Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Following its first two episodes -- for which special 90-minute America's Next Top Modelfourteenth-season episodes will serve as its lead in -- High Society will move to its regular Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT timeslot beginning March 24.
High Society will follow "Park Avenue Princess" Mortimer, her sister Dabney Mercer, their mother Dale Mercer, and friends Alexandra Osipow, Jules Kirby, Paul Johnson Calderon and Devorah Rose.
In addition, the series will also include Constantine Maroulis -- as the former American Idol fourth-season finalist was seen canoodling with Mortimer around New York City late last year.
However it was subsequently reported that Maroulis was cast to play Mortimer's love interest for the show and once filming stopped, so apparently did their relationship. Mortimer was seen "on the prowl" at Sundance late last month, according to the New York Post.
"She was there on Sunday telling people that she'd split up with Constantine and was looking for a new man," a source told the Post. "Tinsley actually seemed pretty happy.
The CW orderedHigh Society in September under the working title Empire State, however filming quickly ran into a problem when some of Mortimer's friends were reportedly hesitant to appear in it, and even those who still decided to be on the show allegedly had regrets.
New York socialites Zani Gugelmann and Dani Stahl both reportedly turned down roles on the show, as did Mortimer's half-brother Peter Davis.