'Simple Life' is simply over soon on E!


"The Simple Life" is coming to an end on E! Entertainment Television. The reality series, starring tabloid fixtures Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, debuted in 2003 on Fox, where it ran for three seasons before moving to E! last year.

E! confirmed Monday that the fifth-season finale -- airing at 10 p.m. Sunday -- will be its series finale.

" 'Simple Life' has been a wonderful addition to the E! schedule for two years, and we will always be grateful to Paris and Nicole for their hard work and graciousness," the network said. "Simple Life" is down 20% from the previous season, averaging 843,000 total viewers through eight episodes this year, compared with 1.1 million for Season 4's 10 episodes.