Well, that was fast! After we wrote yesterday that E! had pulled the plug on Denise Richards’ not-so-complicated reality show, the network tells us: not true.
"We’re still in discussions," a rep tells The Dish Rag. "The show actually did really well for us. It was our third-highest series premiere. There’s no decision yet."
"Really well." Huh. Here’s the translation: The final episode of "Denise Richards: It’s Complicated" aired July 27, and drew 976,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The premiere gathered 1.5 million. That’s a 35% drop over its nine-episode run.
But that’s not terrible by E! standards: The channel’s hit series "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" performed only slightly better with 1.06 million tuning in to its season finale in May.
So Richards might live to embarrass her kids — and that poor teenage nephew of hers — another day. Stay tuned!
(In other news, E! also tells us that no decision has been made about bringing back "Living Lohan" either. But the forecast is grim: It’s not produced by E! darling Ryan Seacrest and the ratings are lower than even "Complicated.")
— Denise Martin