As you know, most reality shows are not what they seem to be. Producers who are hungry for fame and wealth often fake plots, and even manufacture relationships (Kanye and Kim, Evelyn and Chad), to get their shows picked up by major networks.
That’s So Raven star Kyle Massey thought he was set to appear as Bristol Palin’s boyfriend in her new reality show, Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp, which premiered last night.
Kyle and his mother came up with the concept for the show starring Kyle and Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter as lovers. The only problem is, the producers of Bristol’s new reality show had other ideas.
In the original pilot for the show on the Lifetime network, Kyle was supposed to room with Bristol and her son, Tripp, in the Los Angeles area. The show will now feature Bristol as a single mom traveling between her homes in Phoenix (which is now sold) and LA, in between trips to Alaska to visit her mother.
Massey and his mom are now steaming mad — and ready to sue the show’s producers — after he was unceremoniously cut out of the show. It seems the producers didn’t believe Kyle and Bristol were a real couple. Their lack of chemistry was a dead giveaway, and the producers knew they would have difficulty selling the couple to the public.
Bristol was not named as a defendant in the 31-page lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Associated Television International, Helping Hands LLC and David McKenzie.
“It is unfortunate that after months of trying to resolve this matter the professional way, we were left with no other course of action than to take legal action to protect ourselves,” Angela Massey said in a statement. “If you read the entire complaint, and particularly pages 8-11, you will see how we created the show, registered the show and did all the leg work to bring this idea to TV and to the defendants, who stole our concept.”
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