Jessica Simpson’s ‘Fashion Star’ Canceled By NBC

Todd Rigney - Author

Jul. 28 2013, Updated 8:51 a.m. ET

Jessica Simpson’s reality TV show Fashion Star was recently canceled by NBC.

If you’ve never heard of this show, then you’re certainly not along. Apparently the program didn’t generate enough viewers to justify another season. NBC revealed their decision to pull the plug on the series during the Television Critics Association (TCA) over the weekend.

Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos acted as mentors for folks looking to leave their mark in the fashion world. The show followed in the footsteps of such like-minded endeavors as Project Runaway, another televised competition centered around the world of fashion.

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Fashion Star was originally produced by model and fashion icon Elle McPherson. However, the show eventually ended up in the hands of host Louise Roe. Although the series managed to hang around for two seasons, apparently that was enough for the suits at NBC.

The Hollywood Reporter asked NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Gleenbatt about Fashion Star this weekend. He said point-blank that the series would not be returning for another go-around. However, he stopped short of giving a reason for its cancellation.

You probably shouldn’t start feeling sorry for Jessica Simpson and her cohorts just yet. All of them have made their mark in the fashion industry in one way or another. The lack of a Fashion Star paycheck certainly won’t cut into their lifestyle going forward.

Although the televised competition’s fate has been sealed, NBC currently has a number of projects ready to take its place. The Inquisitr previously reported that the network is working on a reboot of director Roman Polanski’s classic horror flick Rosemary’s Baby.

NBC is also preparing another version of the Stephen King novel The Tommyknockers and a miniseries based on the life of Hillary Clinton. Diane Lane will star in the project.

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