MTV needs a stern talking to. Rumors surfaced today that The City MAY BE CANCELLED. This is an outright horrific decision. The City is not only a fantastic show, but I’d wager to say that it’s the best series on MTV. Heck, I’d go so far to say that it has emerged as one of the best reality programs of all time. Yes, I said it. That’s no hyperbole. Since adjusting its format away from Whitney’s love life and towards the world of fashion, The City has consistently delivered us a nifty thirty minute package of passive-aggression and stern life lessons week after week in the most entertaining way. The combination of Kelly Cutrone’s sharp-tongued attacks mixed with the tense posturing between Erin and Olivia has been nothing short of a guilty pleasure. At its best, the show is a wonderfully succinct commentary on workplace politics. At its worst, it’s just plain fun.

In many ways, The City doesn’t even belong on MTV. The leads are too mature and urbane, and let’s face it: a huge amount of entertainment derives from the likes of Cutrone, Joe Zee, Robbie Myers, and the occasional Anne Slowey appearance. In other words, the old people. There’s no way MTV could possibly stomach so many non-Snooki types.

Of course, The City has its detractors. People complain that it’s too scripted (news flash: who cares?), and others feel that it’s boring. I can’t even address the latter critique — to me it’s like saying humans don’t need air to breathe. Ridiculous. However, dramatic reactions aside, I still must insist that The City is fantastic, and it at least deserves another season. We can’t be deprived of the petty feuds and professional tomfoolery. Reconsider, MTV. Reconsider.

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Vulture: The City Might Not Return for Another Season

(thanks to B-Side Blog reader Tiffany for the heads up)

6 replies on “WORST RUMOR EVER: Is The City Cancelled?”

  1. I agree with you. Keep it on the air. The tension between Olivia and Erin is a show in itself.
    Whitney Who???

  2. NO! Why are you doing this to me, God?

    However, dramatic reactions aside……

    Seriously, though, if they take The Hills and The City off the air at the same time, I might go into a major depression. Both are awesome this season. Don’t do it, MTV. Snooki, et. all are a short-term thing (read: this season they’ll flop). But Kristin will always be a bitch who entertains us. And Whitney will always be that nice friend we root for but secretly want to slap.

  3. It’s a false rumor!!! Whitney confirmed it. 🙂

    BTW, why would anyone make up a rumor like that? I find them unprofessional! (LOL). The City is the best show on MTV! It’s the best reality show ever! It’s not boring at all. People who think The City is boring just like trash TV instead of sophistication. As for the “scripted” issue, what reality show isn’t? And ya gotta admit, The City looks “realer” and has better production values than Laguna Beach and The Hills!

    BTW B-side, this is my first time commenting, but I love your city recaps! And I’m glad you love the show as much as I do! 🙂 CAYUUTEEEEE! Hahaha

  4. I would like to see a spinoff where Olivia dates Justin Bobby. We just need one sleepover in NY to see the giant grease smear he leaves on her white apartment, and one LA sleepover for her to be his bitch on the back of that bike and get helmet hair. Please.

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