The Princes of Malibu
|The Princes of Malibu|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Production location(s)||Malibu, California|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GRB Entertainment|
|Original release||July 10 – July 17, 2005|
The Princes of Malibu is an American reality television series which premiered on Fox on July 10, 2005. There were six episodes, the first two of which aired on Fox and the remaining four airing on Fox Reality. It starred Brody Jenner and Brandon Jenner.
The series followed Brandon and Brody Jenner, the adult sons of Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce)[a] and former Miss Tennessee USA Linda Thompson. On permanent vacation, the brothers lived with Linda and her husband, David Foster, in Foster's Malibu estate. Linda spoiled the boys, treated them as though they could do no wrong, while Foster wanted the "freeloaders" to get jobs and straighten their lives out. With their friend Spencer Pratt, the boys got themselves into various hijinks.
The future of the series was thrown into doubt on July 11, 2005 when Thompson filed for divorce from Foster the day after the show premiered. Fox cancelled the series after airing only two episodes. The remaining episodes were aired on Fox Reality. It has since been featured on Channel V Australia, Living2 in the UK, and MuchMoreMusic in Canada. The Princes of Malibu: The Complete Series was released on DVD in July 2008.
Brody Jenner and Pratt became regulars on MTV's The Hills. In 2009, Jenner starred in his own reality show, Bromance. Brody and Brandon occasionally appear on their parent, Caitlyn Jenner's, reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
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