CBS is a hegemonic power that churns out largely uninspired programming that Americans love because they don’t have to use their brains and they’re not curious about finding better shows. I mean, “Big Brother” has had 12 seasons since 2000. So a CBS show has to be a genuinely smelly turd for it not to succeed. Say, how’d that Paula Abdul dance show do?
An official announcement has yet to be made but a source close to the situation [says] that Paula has been told that her reality show, Live To Dance will not be renewed for a second season – and the host is “devastated” by the news.
Despite a relatively strong start, Live To Dance… struggled to maintain ratings, and ultimately network brass decided it wasn’t worth investing in a second season of the talent show. “Paula kept hoping week after week that her show would pick up new viewers,” the source said. “But each week the ratings trailed off. It ended with only a little more than 4 million viewers watching the final.” [Radar]
With any luck, this will put an end to the stories speculating “WHAT’S NEXT FOR PAULA???” What’s next for Paula is the dustbin of the 1990s. Maybe she can get a reality show on HGTV with Vanilla Ice.