Their daughter, Paris Hilton, found success as a reality star on Fox’s “The Simple Life,” and now Kathy and Rick Hilton are venturing into reality TV with “The Good Life.”
Sources said NBC has given an eight-episode order to the project for a possible September launch.
The show, to be hosted by Kathy Hilton, is said to be in the vein of “My Fair Lady.” It will feature 10 young women from around the country who have unrealized potential.
During the course of the show, Kathy Hilton will give the girls guidance on how to succeed and join “the good life.” She will introduce them to different fields — such as publishing, fashion, cosmetics — so they can find the area best suited for their talents.
While on the show, contestants will stay at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, which Rick Hilton’s grandfather and Hilton hotel-chain founder Conrad Hilton bought in 1949.
The winner of “The Good Life,” who will be determined through a process of elimination, will get a job in the field in which she fared best, a car and a one-year stay at the Waldorf-Astoria.
In addition to her busy social life, former child actress Kathy Hilton owned a boutique on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and has a line of home products that sell on QVC.
NBC declined to comment Monday. The show is being produced by reality TV powerhouse Endemol, which is owned by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica.