Scandal-shamed socialite Paris Hilton is returning to her reality TV roots in a new Oxygen network series that will attempt to dispel the public’s “misconception” of her as a pampered, sheltered rich girl.
Hilton has invited Oxygen cameras to follow her as she runs a multimillion merchandising brand. In August, Paris was arrested and was later found guilty of cocaine possession during a joy ride down the Las Vegas strip. The network may film Paris when she starts 200 hours of community service, an order handed to her as part of her sentence for drug possession.
“This isn’t ‘The Simple Life’, where she played a campy version of herself. This show will give viewers a glimpse of the real Paris and her life, which is sometimes quite amazing,” an Oxygen spokesperson says of the project.
In 2003, Paris swapped her glamorous life to try out various jobs, including babysitting and farm work, alongside bestie Nicole Richie for five seasons on the now-defunct docu-series The Simple Life.
The as-yet-titled Paris Hilton reality show will debut on The Oxygen Network in 2011.