Fox Exec Says Kris Jenner's Talk Show Failed Because She's 'Pretty Uninteresting'
Frank Cicha, Fox Television Stations' senior VP and president of programming, has come to a conclusion on why Kris Jenner's foray into syndicated television last summer failed.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cicha said: "I think she was pretty uninteresting [on camera]," Cicha said. "That was one where [sister company] 20th Television tried to capitalize on a name... When the camera was on she looked not just like a deer in the headlights, but like a deer that already got hit."
"It wasn't a disaster in the ratings," he added. "When you added it up, it wasn't a show that made sense for us."
In early 2013 when the project was ordered, Cicha said: "Wouldn't be summer without at least one test, would it? In all seriousness, we go into this believing that if it works, the Kris Jenner program could really compliment what we've got going with Wendy, Bethenny, etc."
Despite Wendy Williams' success, Bethenny Frankel's series met the same fate as Jenner's - though Cicha wishes otherwise. "If we had our druthers, Bethenny would have come back," he also said. "But even though it worked for us, we couldn't keep it on the air."
KRIS, produced by Twentieth Television, was a pop culture-driven talk show, which featured celebrity guests, fashion & beauty trends; plus a mix of lifestyle topics. The syndicated talker filmed in Los Angeles.
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