High Society (2010 TV series)
|Created by||Andrew Glassman
|Opening theme||All the Right Moves by OneRepublic|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Andrew Glassman
|Cinematography||Horea Laptes (Paris)
Danny Stocker (Paris)
|Running time||approx. 20 mins|
|Production company(s)||Glassman Media
|Original channel||The CW|
|Original release||March 10, 2010– April 28, 2010|
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (March 2010)|
High Society is reality show following the lives of Tinsley Mortimer, a Manhattan socialite, and her friends. It was originally scheduled to air every Wednesday at 9 pm after America's Next Top Model but due to low ratings the network decided to push it back half hour to air after Fly Girls. The series premiered on March 10, 2010 on The CW, with 1.26 million viewers. The second episode of High Society improved over its premiere 22% in women 18-34 (1.1/3) and 13% in women 18-49 (0.9/2). The series averaged 0.8 million viewers. It was the lowest-rated primetime series on an American broadcast network for the 2009-10 television season.
- Tinsley Mortimer, a famous New York socialite, attends many charity functions, during filming the series Tinsley, has been going through a widely publicized divorce from her husband (a descendant of a Standard Oil president), she was dating a German prince at time filming wrapped.
- Dabney Mercer, Tinsley's younger sister, her loyal companion and shoulder to cry on, she was living with Jules Kirby during filming at Empire hotel, until Kirby got evicted.
- Paul Johnson Calderon, a 20-something fame hungry socialite from the Upper West Side, during filming he was in the middle of a feud with fellow castmate and former friend Jules Kirby. Paul is the only male cast member of the series.
- Alexandra Osipow, Tinsley's loyal, lawyer friend, married to a Wall Street man.
- Jules Kirby, daughter of a successful lawyer, was living with Dabney at Empire hotel before being evicted for bad, abusive behavior at the staff.
- Deborah Denise Trachtenberg (Devorah Rose), editor-and-chief at Social Life magazine, was the series main antagonist.
- Dale Mercer mother of Tinsley and Dabney, divorced from daughters' father, joins a dating club for older women during filming.
The first season of High Society consisted of 8 episodes. It premiered on March 10, 2010 and finished Season 1 on April 28, 2010.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||Production code||U.S. viewers
|1||"She's Flying Solo"||March 10, 2010||101||1.26 |
|2||"Prince Un-Charming"||March 17, 2010||102||1.20 |
|3||"Plus One"||March 24, 2010||103||0.79|
|4||"Page Sixed"||March 31, 2010||104||0.75|
|5||"The War Is On"||April 7, 2010||105||1.04|
|6||"The Uninvited"||April 14, 2010||106||0.77|
|7||"Retail Therapy"||April 21, 2010||107||0.87|
|8||"Last Call"||April 28, 2010||108||0.80|
A second season of High Society was rumored for a 2011 airdate. The second season would've been located in the Hamptons starring Tinsley Mortimer and a whole new cast. However, the show was officially cancelled on May 20, 2010.
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