Former "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad isn't feeling the love from MTV: The cable network has announced it will not pick up a new reality TV show she had been developing, and for which she had already shot a pilot episode.
David Janollari, the head of programming for MTV, told "Entertainment Weekly," of the planned show, which focused more on Conrad's professional life and fashion design aspirations, "We decided not to go ahead with the show. She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’s also a big question mark based on her interest in that and the finances...It was a great attempt but it just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us now.”
But Conrad lashed back at MTV, issuing a statement Friday saying, “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”