Bravo’s fashion reality series The Rachel Zoe Project could be heading for cancellation after five seasons.
The current season, which premiered on March 6, has been lagging in the ratings, and the network is on the verge of pulling the plug on the series.
A production source for the show told Radar Online, “The decision has been made to cancel Rachel’s show… all we are waiting for is the announcement. The ratings are lackluster and Bravo has decided that Rachel’s show has run its course.”
The source added that viewers liked the drama between Zoe and some of her staff, like Taylor Jacobson and Brad Goreski. Now that Zoe has surrounded herself with “yes” people, viewers aren’t tuning in anymore.
While the fourth season of The Rachel Zoe Project had a couple of episodes that broke 1 million viewers, the fifth season has struggled to hit that number, with viewership steadily declining with each episode. The season started off with a high of 0.85 million viewers and plummeted to 0.51 million viewers for the April 3 episode. That’s the lowest viewing since the show premiered in September 2008.
A representative for Bravo told HollywoodLife that there isn’t any truth to reports that the series is going to be canceled.
“Not true. All of the Fashion Night by Bravo shows are currently airing and no decision has been made on any show for next season,” the representative said.
Last year, there was a rumor that Cameron Diaz fired Rachel Zoe as her stylist because she had gotten too busy with her own ventures that she had little time to work with her celebrity clients. Diaz’s reps shut down the rumor, saying:
“Cameron works with various stylists, including Rachel, when she is promoting projects. While she does not use one stylist exclusively, Rachel is a close, longtime friend and valued collaborator and they will work together on future projects.”
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