High Society (2010 TV series)

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High Society
Genre Reality Series
Created by Andrew Glassman
Tinsley Mortimer
Mike Aho
Starring Tinsley Mortimer
Opening theme All the Right Moves by OneRepublic
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Andrew Glassman
Mike Aho
Cinematography Horea Laptes (Paris)
Danny Stocker (Paris)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 20 mins
Production company(s) Glassman Media
IMG Media
Original network The CW
Original release March 10 (2010-03-10) – April 28, 2010 (2010-04-28)

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.[1] 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.[2]


  • Tinsley Mortimer, a famous New York City socialite. The series follows her through a widely publicized divorce from her husband Topper, the descendant of a Standard Oil president, and her dating a German prince whom her mother Dale does not approve.
  • Dabney Mercer, Tinsley's younger sister and shoulder to cry on. Dabney lives with Jules Kirby at the Empire hotel, until Kirby is evicted.
  • Paul Johnson Calderon, a fame-hungry socialite from the Upper West Side and admitted alcoholic who has already been through rehab several times and still drinks. He survives by repeatedly asking his mother for more money from his trust fund. He is the only male cast member of the series.
  • Alexandra Osipow, Tinsley's loyal friend. She is an attorney and married to a Wall Street man.
  • Jules Kirby, daughter of a successful lawyer, lives with Dabney at the Empire hotel before being evicted for her abusive behavior toward hotel staff.
  • Deborah Denise Trachtenberg (Devorah Rose), editor in chief at Social Life magazine, and the series' main antagonist.
  • Dale Mercer mother of Tinsley and Dabney, divorced and later widowed from her daughters' father, joins a dating club for older women during filming.


Season 1[edit]

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
(in millions)
1"She's Flying Solo"March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10)1011.26 [1]
2"Prince Un-Charming"March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17)1021.20 [1]
3"Plus One"March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24)1030.79[3]
4"Page Sixed"March 31, 2010 (2010-03-31)1040.75[4]
5"The War Is On"April 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)1051.04[5]
6"The Uninvited"April 14, 2010 (2010-04-14)1060.77[6]
7"Retail Therapy"April 21, 2010 (2010-04-21)1070.87
8"Last Call"April 28, 2010 (2010-04-28)1080.80[7]

Season 2[edit]

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.[8] However, the show was officially cancelled on May 20, 2010.[9]


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  2. ^ "Final 2009-10 Broadcast Primetime Show Average Viewership". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. 
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 25, 2010). "TV Ratings: Human Target Drops 13% vs Survivor; Idol Rises; "Fly Girls" Crashes on Takeoff". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 1, 2010). "TV Ratings: Human Target Up; American Idol Down; "Minute" Repeat Is Strong for NBC". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 8, 2010). "TV Ratings: Human Target Down a Touch; Idol Wins Again; CBS Comedies, "CSI: NY" See Series Lows". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wednesday Broadcast Finals: The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town Adjusted Up; Ugly Betty Down". The Programming Insider. Mediaweek. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on April 21, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wednesday Broadcast Finals: Modern Family, American Idol, Top Model Adjusted Up; High Society Down". Tv By The Numbers. April 29, 2010. Archived from the original on May 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  8. ^ Hilton, Perez (April 19, 2010). "Why???? High Society Returns Next Season!". PerezHilton.com. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ 'High Society' Canceled, Says Report TV Squad July 13, 2010