What the heck happened to The Mother/Daughter Experiment?
Fans of the Lifetime reality show, which starred “celebs” such as Heidi Montag and Courtney Stodden and their estranged mothers, were left hanging last month when the show was abruptly yanked from the network’s lineup.
Although the season was supposed to contain at least eight episodes, only seven episodes aired, leaving fans to wonder when they would get to see the rest of Courtney & Co.’s therapy hi-jinks.
“What happened to the ‘Mother/Daughter Experiment!’ Where are the rest of the shows!?” one fan tweeted recently.
“When will the final episode of ‘Mother/Daughter Experiment’ air? Been waiting forever! Can’t wait to see what happens next!” another tweeted to the network.
Today, the show’s star, Dr. Debbie Magids, announced that the show’s season finale will never see the light of day.
“My apologies, the finale of ‘The Mother/Daughter Experiment’ will not be airing. I appreciate you watching and supporting me,” Dr. Debbie tweeted.
When The Ashley asked why the network had chosen not to air the finale, Dr. Debbie stated that she was not informed of the reason.
“I wish I knew,” she told The Ashley in a tweet. “I’m definitely bummed about it too!”
Recently, the show’s producer, SallyAnn Salsano, had been tweeting fans to let them know that she, too, is unsure why the network hadn’t aired the show’s last episode.
“As soon as I know I will tell you! Sorry I’m as nuts over it as you are!” she tweeted on May 12.
While we may never know the real reason the show disappeared, it may have something to do with one of the stars threatening to sue the show. Krista Keller, who is the estranged mother of Courtney Stodden, has stated that she feels she was not portrayed fairly on the show.
In March, her lawyers reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to Lifetime, as well as the show’s production company, 495 Productions, in an effort to prevent episodes from airing. She was particularly upset about the parts of the show in which she was accused of using Courtney “as bait to lure teenage boys for herself.”
Krista’s lawyers felt that Courtney and Courtney’s husband, Doug Hutchison, worked with the show’s producers to “manipulate, edit, and delete statements to alter the actual statements made on the set and to knowingly air the untruths, lies, and distortions of statements given to you by Krista Keller in good faith for this show,” according to FOX411.
It has not, however, been confirmed that Krista’s threats of a lawsuit had anything to do with the network choosing to not air the finale. At this time, Lifetime has not announced if there will be additional new seasons of the show.
If you’re jonesing for more ‘Mother/Daughter Experiment,’ click here to read our recaps of the first six episodes!
UPDATE! Both Dr. Debbie and SallyAnn Salsano have updated their stances on the finale. Both tweeted late Thursday night to let fans know that the finale may air after all, but there is no date at this time.