Apparently not even the first photo of little North West could save Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner’s talk show, Kris; according to Radar Online, Kris has been told by FOX executives that her talk show’s six-week trial run will be just that: A trial. A failed trial, in fact. One of those ubiquitous anonymous sources allegedly told the gossip site, “There is no chance the talk show is going to get a green light from FOX. The ratings were averaging an abysmal 0.8 and advertisers were less than enthusiastic about.”
I hate to say it (actually, that’s a lie—I LOVE to say it), but: Told you so, Kris. Radar’s source further elaborated, “It’s a very crowded market and Kris didn’t do anything to set herself apart from the field. Believe it or not, most of America doesn’t want to hear about the Kardashians for an hour every day.” No, we get enough of that as it is—even if we don’t actually WANT to keep up with the Kardashians.
It kind of makes you wonder about the fate of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, doesn’t it? (Or not. It makes ME wonder, even though I don’t actually watch any of the Kardashian’s shows, but maybe that’s just me.) When the cancellation rumors started making the round for THAT show, one of the reasons given for its discontinuation was Kris’ burgeoning career as a talk show host. If Kris is cancelled, you can bet that she’ll do anything she needs to do in order to stay on the small screen—so will she attempt to force us to continue keeping up with her family? Or will she give a whole new venture a shot instead?
Of course, this IS Radar Online we’re talking about here; it’s essentially the web component of Star Magazine, which—let’s face it—isn’t exactly the pinnacle of journalistic excellence. A single sentence tucked away at the bottom of the article also noted, “A source close to Jenner said: ‘There have been absolutely no discussions about this and FOX and Kris will not know for at least another month whether or not the show is coming back.’” That is: This story could be totally made up! Because that’s what tabloids do! Par-tay!
To be honest, both sides of the story sound plausible. We DO know that Kris’ show was so bad that she attempted to bribe critics into writing better reviews for her, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it got cancelled; but by the same token, tabloids make stuff up all the time, so I ALSO wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing ended up being completely and utterly false.
I’d much rather watch Ellen, anyway.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.