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Hilton and Richie to Live ‘Simple Life’ Again

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Dec 01, 2005 | 9:47am EST

Feuding friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's reality TV show The Simple Life has been saved, after network E! Entertainment Television bought the program.

Socialites Hilton and Richie leapt to fame in late 2003 with the show, which saw the pampered party girls attempt to live normal lives on a small budget.

After the girls' mysterious bust-up in January and falling ratings, the Fox network announced there was no room for The Simple Life last month.

However, E! announced Monday they would take over the show, altering the format so Hilton and Richie do not have to share screen time.

Ted Harbert, president and CEO of E! Networks, enthuses, "We are thrilled to welcome Paris, Nicole and The Simple Life to E!. The addition of this huge comedy hit to our schedule will continue to distinguish E! as the leader in entertainment, celebrity and pop culture television."

The fourth season--dubbed Till Death Do Us Part--will star Hilton and Richie taking turns to play "wife" to a family, with the kids and husband deciding each week, who did a better job at running the house.

E! has also obtained the rights to the first three seasons of The Simple Life and debut the fourth in Spring 2006.

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