The Princes of Malibu
|The Princes of Malibu|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||July 10 – July 17, 2005|
The Princes of Malibu is an American reality television series that originally aired on Fox from July 10 until July 17, 2005. The series produced six episodes, two of which were broadcast, and focused on Brandon and Brody Jenner and their friend Spencer Pratt as they found themselves in the midst of various hijinks.
The series follows Brandon and Brody Jenner, the adult sons of Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and former Miss Tennessee USA Linda Thompson, and their friend, Spencer Pratt, as they got themselves into various hijinks. On permanent vacation, the brothers lived with Linda and her husband, David Foster, in Foster's 22-acre (89,000 m2) Malibu, California estate. Linda thought that the boys could do no wrong and spoiled them, while Foster wanted the "freeloaders" to get jobs and straighten out their lives.
The future of the series was thrown into doubt on July 11, 2005 when Thompson filed for divorce (after 14 years of marriage) the day after the show premiered. Fox cancelled the series after airing only two of the six episodes produced. The remaining episodes were aired on Fox Reality.
Brody Jenner and Pratt became regulars on MTV's The Hills. In early 2009, Jenner starred in his own reality show, Bromance. Brody and Brandon Jenner occasionally appear on their father's reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Since Thompson and Foster divorced, they have written songs together.
- Piccalo, Gina (August 22, 2005). "Television & Radio; 'Princes': royal flush; The Malibu-based reality series slipped on the grain of truth from which it sprang. Fox's failed show had little chance from the outset. Reality, it seems, got in the way.". Los Angeles Times. p. E.1. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
- Silverman, Stephen M. (22 July 2005). "Divorce for Mom on Princes of Malibu". People. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
- Amazon.com: The Princes of Malibu: The Complete Series: DVD
- "Dream With Me", Allmusic, 2011