07.22.09 9 years ago 10 Comments

“Kendra” has been renewed for a second season.  It comes as no surprise, as the reality show documenting the life of the former Playboy model/Hefner accessory and her relationship with Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett has been a huge success for E!, giving the network its strongest debut since “The Anna Nicole Show” began in 2002.  It draws about 2 million viewers an episode (twice the time-slot average from a year ago).

“We saw a marriage in Season 1, and now we are going to see Kendra navigate the unfamiliar waters of being a newlywed and a new parent all at the same time,” said Lisa Berger, executive vp original programming and series development at E! “We can’t wait to be there with her every step of the way.”

The network also plans to air two specials in December, when the couple’s first child is due and Kendra moves to New Jersey to live closer to Baskett year-round. [THR]

I’ve finally figured out why I don’t really care about Kendra.  It’s because she’s just Jenny McCarthy 2.0, repackaged 15 years later to be a reality star instead of a TV host.  And this new Jenny McCarthy model has changed the way most products have since the mid-’90s: smaller, sexier, and dumber.

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