Saturday, April 23, 2022

Producer Says Rob & Chyna Season Two was Never Green Lit

Five years ago former stripper Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against the Kardashian Klan accusing them of pressuring E! to cancel her reality show ' Rob & Chyna' after she broke up with Rob Kardashian [click here if you missed that]. 

In a crushing blow to Chyna's case, the show's producer says the series was never green lit for season two because Chyna and Rob couldn't stand each other...

Jeff Jenkins, former co-president of Bunim-Murray and executive producer of 2016 reality series “Rob & Chyna,” testified in court Friday that the couple never secured a second season for the series.
During his testimony, Jenkins claimed that networks including BET, VH1, Lifetime and MTV were uninterested in picking up a show featuring Blac Chyna alone, and that he wouldn’t back a second season due to the pair’s volatility.
“I would not pick up this show,” he admitted via Zoom from his home in San Pedro, Calif. “There was no more Rob and Chyna.”
Jenkins said he green lit their first season after a meeting with the couple where Chyna came off as “witty” and Rob Kardashian appeared to be very happy in his relationship.
“That was really exciting,” Jenkins said. “That was the first and the last time I saw the couple happy.”
By the time the show began filming, the pair were at odds.
“She was furious with him… and he was furious with her. It was very negative. It was very difficult to shoot a show ‘Rob & Chyna In Love’ when they were not even talking to each other.”
The producer’s testimony rebuttals Chyna’s claim that the Kardashians used their influence to kill the show, which the family has previously denied.
Following testimony from Jenkins and Kris Jenner Friday, proceedings ended two and a half hours early after Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, told the judge in his chambers that she wasn’t feeling well.
The hearing will resume on Monday.