Girlgroup just didn't provide enough drama
Grace Carroll

10:45 15th May 2013

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The Saturdays' US TV show has been cancelled in America, as the girls just didn't provide enough drama.

Chasing The Saturdays premiered in January on E!, and showed the girl group's journey as they tried to break America and find fame overseas. However, the show is set to be cancelled as the band genuinely liked each other and rarely argued.

A source told The Sun, "It got killed in the ratings. U.S. fans like drama and conflict but The Saturdays actually liked each other."

The show only pulled in 100,000 viewers and executives made the decision to drop it. However, a spokesperson for the band said, "Chasing The Saturdays was originally only commissioned for one season.

"The show has since been picked up by 46 territories around the world. The head of E! is coming into the UK next week to discuss a Christmas special."

Boyband The Wanted will be hoping that they don't come to the same fate, as their TV show The Wanted Life, is set to debut next month - also on E!.

However, their show could be more interesting as an extended preview of the TV series has already promised drunken fights, showbiz parties and make-outs in night clubs.


The Saturdays weren't interesting enough for an American audience

Speaking about the show to Capital FM previously, Max George described it as "a fly-on-the-wall documentary based on us, and we're going to be living in a big mansion in the Hollywood hills, doing whatever we want."

Jay McGuiness added, "Part of the attraction for Ryan [Seacrest] was that the British invasion thing happened in a big way, and then the boy band thing became something else and he just invited us to do the show. So we just rocked and rolled."

Mel B, Tulisa and more - when roles on reality TV backfire badly

  • Mel B was booed at America's Got Talent auditions in New Orleans, during her first day on the job as a judge. The singer began to critique a brass band, saying "I don't generally like brass bands," but was booed by the crowd. They also shouted, "Go home," and "No respect," at the Spice Girl.

  • Nicole Scherzinger made 13 year old X Factor US contestant Rachel Crow cry live on TV. Scherzinger made the decision to take the vote to deadlock, which meant that Crow was eliminated. When Crow heard the results, she collapsed on the stage and started sobbing hysterically - leading Scherzinger to start crying herself.

  • Sean Conlon is one of those washed up 90s popstars who is so desperate for fame that we're actually a little embarrassed for him. After gaining some notoriety with 5ive, he then pursued a solo career for the next five years, refusing to take part in the 5ive 2006 comeback attempt - but was dropped from Sony before he could release an album. He then auditioned for the first series of The Voice, but wasn't chosen by any of the judges. When 5ive came calling again for The Big Reunion, this time Conlon accepted.

  • Tulisa appeared on the latest series of The X Factor but has now been dropped, despite the fact that her act Little Mix actually won. After her album The Female Boss was a major flop, X Factor execs decided it wouldn't make sense to have her on the show judging other acts. A source told The Sun, "She simply wasn't up to scratch last year and Simon Cowell had no real option."

  • Another 90s pop star trying to make it big, Kavana tried to reclaim some form of success by taking part in Grease Is the Word, a competition to find someone to play Danny Zuko in a West End production. After failing to win, he recently auditioned for the new series of The Voice, but was 'gutted' when he didn't get through.

  • Cheryl Cole was axed from The X Factor US last year after just three weeks, and before the show even aired. She wrote in her autobiography, "Simon didn't even have the guts to phone or send a message warning me what was coming. I was furious... I believed we had a good friendship and I couldn't understand why he hadn't been straight with me." She later sued the first series of the show and received £1.1m.

  • Geri Halliwell was booed at X Factor auditions during her brief stint as a guest judge. She told a girl band that they couldn't sing, and added, "[But] not everyone in Take That can sing," leaving fellow judge Gary Barlow irritated. The crowd then booed her for the Take That jibe.

  • Jo O'Meara had one of the most disastrous attempts to revive her career, which started to flag after S Club broke up, by appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. The star made racist remarks about fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty, and later said in an interview that the hate and abuse she received following the show caused her to consider suicide.

  • Preston from The Ordinary Boys went on Celebrity Big Brother, probably so people would actually have heard of The Ordinary Boys. He ended up cheating on his girlfriend in order to hook up with fellow contestant Chantelle, who he later married, and then divorced. He also got spectacularly angry on an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks when they made fun of Chantelle, and walked off the show. He tried reforming the band two years ago, but they soon faded back into obscurity.

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