'The City' Canceled?
Canceled or not canceled? That has been the question for viewers patiently awaiting season three of "The City." The series' star, designer Whitney Port, called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Monday and revealed: "As of right now it doesn't really look like we're doing it anymore." When asked if the show was moving to another network, Port said no, remarking, "I'm working on some other things, but it's okay, one door closes and another opens."
The Cut has a breakdown of the pros and the cons of "The City's" cancelation. From the "People This News Is Good For" column:
- Elle magazine as a whole, which will no longer look silly for fake-employing a socialite who does no work and lacks a basic understanding of how offices operate.
- The publishing industry, which no longer has "The City" going around as a "real-life model" of how the business is run. "City" myths, like the one in which magazine websites have "faces" appointed through a series of arbitrary contests and announced in staff meetings to applause and fanfare, can now be busted.
- Olivia Palermo, who now has the chance to position herself as someone much more likable than her character and who can actually enunciate her words in the presence of other people.
And who is it bad for? The Cut names Whitney herself, her former roommate Roxy and Erin Kaplan (who should get a spin-off).
What do you think?
Listen to Whitney talk here.