The Saturdays' reality show axed
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 May 2013
The Saturdays' reality TV show 'Chasing The Saturdays' has been axed after the first series following poor viewing figures
The Saturdays' reality show has been axed.
The girl group - consisting of Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White - failed to land a second series of 'Chasing The Saturdays' after viewing figures for the first series finale reportedly plunged to a mere 100,000.
A source told The Sun: "It got killed in the ratings. US fans like drama and conflict but The Saturdays actually liked each other."
The show - which was influential in raising the pop group's profile in the US - followed the girls around America as they worked on their fourth studio album, dressed up in revealing outfits, dealt with hangovers, and even spanked each other.
The girl band have admitted they were embarrassed by the reality programme and refused to watch it with their friends and families back home because of their wild antics.
Speaking previously, Frankie said: "All my friends and family are like, 'Oh we're all going to get together and watch it on Sunday,' and I'm like, 'I'm not watching it with you.' "
Although the E! reality show was initially commissioned for only one series, there are ongoing talks between E! executives that it will return for a one-off Christmas special later in the year.
However, for the time being, the 'What About Us' hitmakers are aiming to take a new direction in the music industry as their upcoming single 'Gentleman' - which is set for release next month - will add an unusual twist to their recognisable sound.