Is “Lipstick” Cancelled After All?
So, is “Lipstick Jungle” cancelled or not?
Series star Brooke Shields told “US Weekly” that it is not. She told the mag, “They thought that because ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ has been shut down that the same thing had happened to us, and it's not true ... they're not breaking down the sets. We're still working. We still have more to do, so it's erroneously presented that we've been canceled, thank God.”
Not to argue with Brooke, but news outlets did not report that “Lipstick” was cancelled just because “Enemy” was. They reported it because NBC decided not to order any more episodes past the 13 they had already ordered—which is the same thing as cancelling it.
However, she is correct that there is still work going on because they are wrapping that 13th episode this week.
And now comes word from “The Hollywood Reporter” that NBC “has moved back on the fence” about the show.
Why? “Reporter” cites two reasons. First, the public outcry against the cancellation has been fairly strong and fans are now sending lipsticks to the network. Second, the ratings are actually improving.
But since the ratings are still too low (3.8 million viewers), and because NBC has not announced if it will air the remaining episodes, “Reporter” says that NBC deciding to spare the show is unlikely.
However, there were a lot of people that probably said the same thing about it getting picked up at all. So, who knows?...
As always, Stay Tuned…
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