The Simple Life is a totally unscripted series starring everyone's favorite spoiled socialites, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie! During the shows first season, Paris and Nicole got a reality check when they learned what it was really like to live among the middle-class as they moved from their posh Beverly Hills pads to the small town of Altus, Arkansas (population 817) for a one-month stay. Paris and Nicole were horribly inept at their jobs, which were the first they had ever had-including gigs at a dairy farm and a fast-food joint. But pretty soon they were up to their old tricks, picking up guys and causing mischief along the way, all in an effort to spice up the lives of their small town family and to win the hearts of the town's simple, kind-hearted residents. In the end, the girls survived the challenge, and most certainly served to prove that you can take the girl out of the city...

The Simple Life - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2003-12-02

The Simple Life - The Simple Life - Netflix

The Simple Life is an American reality television series. The series aired from December 2, 2003 to August 5, 2007. The first three seasons aired on Fox, and the final two on E!. The series depicts two wealthy socialites, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, as they struggle to do manual, low-paying jobs such as cleaning rooms, farm work, serving meals in fast-food restaurants, and working as camp counselors.

The Simple Life - Spin-offs - Netflix

Paris has released several other ventures into reality television. The first, titled This Is Paris, focused more around her personal life, and the recording of her debut album, very much in the vein of Madonna: Truth or Dare. It aired on MTV on August 8, 2006 and on VH1 on August 9, 2006. A fly on the wall reality documentary titled Paris, Not France premiered on MTV on July 28, 2009. It featured Paris discussing several personal hurdles she had overcome and provided a look into her busy daily life and career. Paris has since gone on to produce and star in a new reality series centering on her search for a new best friend. The series, picked up by MTV and titled Paris Hilton's My New BFF, began airing in September 2008. It featured two seasons set in the United States, one set in the United Kingdom and one set in United Arab Emirates. Another U.S. season was planned, but did not eventuate; Hilton later claimed she had “moved on”. The rumours of Nicole set to have her own show about her romance and wedding planning with then-fiancée Adam Goldstein were put to rest by Nicole herself, when she said she would never do a reality show about her personal life. Nicole took time away from television for several years after The Simple Life finished, finding time to display her niche in fashion, writing books and raising a family with current boyfriend Joel Madden. She has since announced plans to produce and star in a sitcom to air on ABC, loosely based around her life. Ever since plans to appear in The Simple Life fell through, Kimberly Stewart has been working hard to develop her own reality series. A series pilot, titled Win Your Life Back featured Kimberly taking favourite personal belongings off two teams of young female contestants, and putting them through challenges to win their belongings back. Whichever team wins back the most belongings would win a $100,000 shopping spree. The pilot was presented to MTV, but was not picked up. Kimberly then began shooting a direct spin-off to The Simple Life with Kelly Osbourne for E!, but after it was also not picked up, she finally secured an active reality show, shot in London, titled Living with Kimberly Stewart, in which she put contestants through challenges involving living arrangements. The winner got to live in a luxury London pent-house, rent-free with Kimberly for a year. The show premiered on Living TV in the U.K. in 2007. In 2005, NBC produced a reality series titled I Want To Be a Hilton. I Want to Be a Hilton took the idea of The Simple Life, and reversed it. Hosted by Kathy Hilton, Paris' mom, the show saw several contestants from rural country and suburban areas having to perform certain tasks ranging from dog grooming to a fashion show and organizing a charity event, while learning etiquette and manners. The finalist of the competition received a prize package that included a $200,000 trust fund, a new apartment, wardrobe and the opportunity to live the life of high society for one year. Paris and Nicky guest starred in an episode, and Paris's dog Tinkerbell (who appeared in The Simple Life) also took part.

The Simple Life - References - Netflix