TV quick hits: New Nicole Richie, The Situation series; ‘Nurse Jackie’ renewed; ‘Crisis’ slides

Nurse Jackie -Whoever said that reality TV is on the decline clearly did not tell either Nicole Richie or Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. Both parties have landed new series, and they are the lead-off hitters for our edition of TV Quick Hits today.

Richie – For the first time since her landmark appearance on Fox’s “The Simple Life,” Richie is set to star in #CandidlyNicole, a new VH1 series that is based on an AOL series, which was in turn based on her Twitter feed. It’s an exploration into her life, and also her opinions on relationship, fashion, and much more.

The Situation – Following the likes of Pauly D, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, and Vinny Guadagnino, the former “Jersey Shore” star now has his own series. The difference? His is not airing on MTV, but a different network owned by parent company Viacom.

Mike is poised to star in “The Sorrentinos,” an eight-episode comedy docu-series on TVGN that will chronicle the lives of him and most of his family members. In a statement, he had the following to say about the show:

“The reality of the situation is… for the first time, fans and the general public, will be able to see and, well, meet Michael Sorrentino … This next chapter of my life is about sobriety and family, and I’m stoked to take people on this journey with us.”

Here’s to hoping that this is a little more interesting (and funnier) than “The Pauly D Project.”

Nurse Jackie” renewed – In other news, Showtime has went ahead and ordered season 7 of the Edie Falco drama. It’s a little surprising to see this happen for a cable show before its premiere, and also so late in its run. Also worth noting? Peter Facinelli will not return as a series regular for the seventh season, though he may still appear in another capacity.

“Crisis” falls more – Rachael Taylor is getting close to an 0-3 record on shows the past three years. With a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, “Crisis” has joined “Believe” as shows likely be canceled at the end of the series. It’s a bummer, mostly because it never really had a chance given the competition on Sunday nights.

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