The World According to Paris

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The World According to Paris
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Genre Reality
Starring Paris Hilton
Theme music composer Kari Kimmel
Opening theme "Taking a Ride"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Arthur Smith
  • Jamie Freed
  • Kent Weed
  • Paris Hilton
  • Rick Hilton
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) A. Smith & Co. Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Oxygen
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run June 1 – July 20, 2011 (2011-07-20)
External links
Website

The World According to Paris is an American reality television series on Oxygen that premiered on June 1, 2011.[1] It was announced on August 13, 2011, that Oxygen did not renew the series for a second season.[2] The series' eight-week run averaged only 293,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49, making it Oxygen's least-watched series of 2011.[2][3][4] The World According to Paris follows the daily life of Paris Hilton.[5] It was filmed from November 2010, with Hilton's court-ordered community service stemming from her arrest in Las Vegas, Nevada for cocaine possession, to February 2011, with her birthday party, the series co-starred Brooke Mueller, Lexi Dreyfus, Jennifer Rovero, Allison Melnick, Brooke Brinson (daughter of Kim Richards), Hilton's then-boyfriend Cy Waits, and Kathy Hilton.[6]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 June 1, 2011 (2011-06-01) July 20, 2011 (2011-07-20)

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Breaking and Entering" June 1, 2011 (2011-06-01) 0.409[7]
Paris moves into sister Nicky's house after a man breaks into her home. Meanwhile, a text message from an ex jeopardizes her romance with Cy.
2 "Brooke's Breakdown" June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08) 0.227[8]
Paris and Cy set Brooke up on a blind date with Marco Andretti, but the evening takes an unforeseen twist.
3 "Vegas Virgin" June 15, 2011 (2011-06-15) 0.349[9]
Paris, Jennifer, Allison, and Paris's cousin Brooke take Lexi to Las Vegas, Nevada, but things get dicey when a feud erupts between Lexi and Allison.
4 "New Year, Old Drama" June 22, 2011 (2011-06-22) 0.223[10]
Paris and Cy's New Year's Eve trip to Cabo San Lucas ends in a fight. Brooke leaves rehab to be with her family in Aspen, but is haunted by a notorious fight with Charlie Sheen.
5 "Hola, Baby?" June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29) 0.372[11]
Kathy and Paris's cousin Brooke try to help Paris lose weight before her trip to Madrid to announce the launch of her motorcycle racing team. The unflattering photos of Paris at Madrid spark rumors.
6 "Paris, We Have A Problem" July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06) 0.226[12]
Jennifer and Paris's cousin Brooke suspect that Lexie is still writing scripts for adult films, and talk Paris into spying on her.
7 "Off the Wagon" July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13) 0.260[13]
Having been set up on another blind date by Paris and Cy, Brooke breaks her sobriety, and winds up spending the night with Charlie.
8 "Every Day is My Birthday" July 20, 2011 (2011-07-20) 0.274[14]
Paris plans her birthday bashes, tries to reconcile with Brooke, and contemplates marrying Cy.

Reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly gave the series a "D", stating that, unlike Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it "fails to deliver any frothy fun and the star comes across as completely unlikable".Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times writes that Paris comes off as "a Sony Walkman in an iPod era, a Friendster in the age of Facebook." Brian Lowry of Variety writes the show reeks of hypocrisy: "Paris laments how the paparazzi intrude on her life, and then she allows a camera crew to watch her bathe", and sticks to her "old tricks" like "showing up for court-ordered community service in Louboutin high heels."[15] Melissa Coleman of The Shizz writes that Hilton's attempt to be seen as a serious businesswoman backfires: "If Hilton thinks that insulting her friends, whining to her boyfriend to get her way, and refusing to lift a finger will portray her as a serious businesswoman, she’s delusional."[16] Radio personality Howard Stern called it "the greatest reality show I ever saw because I've never seen a human being so devoid of any humanity. There is nothing in Paris Hilton that indicates that there's a heart or a soul; she is, I said, vomitous." Hilton and her mother later requested to appear on The Howard Stern Show but backed out afterwards; Stern speculated that they asked for the interview upon hearing that he called it his favorite reality show, then learned of the context in which he said it and rescinded the offer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leach, Robin (June 1, 2011). "Paris Hilton’s The World According to Paris premieres tonight on Oxygen". Las Vegas Sun. 
  2. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (August 23, 2011). "Oxygen Is Ready to Move On From Its Paris Hilton Experiment". Vulture. 
  3. ^ Perricone, Kathleen (August 25, 2011). "Paris Hilton reality show, The World According to Paris, canceled by Oxygen after one season". New York Daily News. 
  4. ^ Moaba, Alex (August 24, 2011). "Oxygen Ready to Cancel The World According to Paris?". The Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (May 31, 2011). "In a Bentley, Trying to Catch the Spotlight Again". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Oxygen Media Greenlights New Docu-Series the New Untitled Paris Hilton Project". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Continues to Clean Up". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Franklin & Bash" Is Most-Watched Original". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Franklin & Bash" Holds Onto Top Spot". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Franklin & Bash" Streak Continues". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Snaps "Franklin & Bash" Streak". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Rises in Second Week". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Holds the Line". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Storage Wars" Returns Huge for A&E". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Lowry, Brian (May 30, 2011). "Variety Reviews — The World According to Paris — TV Reviews - - Review by Brian Lowry". Variety.com. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Paris Hilton, You are a Mean Girl. (Review: The World According to Paris)" The Shizz July 21, 2011