It's a very distinct possibility that this may be the series finale of Road Rules. Absent from our television screens for three years, the series was shelved because of unfavorable ratings and a re-tooling. Unfortunately, for MTV, that re-tooling couldn't have gone any more wrong.
The concept, bringing the home viewer into the mix, blew up in MTV's face. When viewers could no longer vote for which person in the RV would ultimately be selected in the Pit, many feel like the show jumped the shark.
Sixteen long weeks later, the show cut short because of bad ratings, the six Roadies, their Pit Crew counterparts, and host Drew Bell will bid adieu to this season of Road Rules. In what seems like a last minute attempt to scrape the ratings from the floor, producers have promised a shocking twist.
Will it be enough to save the series? No word from MTV or BMP if the series will be picked up for a fifteenth season. BMP put out a casting call for Road Rules 15 earlier this year and sometimes claim to be casting for that series alongside Real World 20. If BMP and MTV decides to renew Road Rules... they should ditch the "viewers concept", ditch the real-time nature of the show, kick off no one except the cheesy challenges and product placements, and get back to what the show used to be before radical changes occurred in Season 8/9 of the series. Go back to having six kids living in a RV, traveling around the world, doing things they wouldn't normally do without being on the show. Go back to classic Road Rules.
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