Last season's ratings were down slightly and this note from the NYPost doesn't inspire confidence: Michael Kors and Nina Garcia "offered their snarky-but-sage runway-side commentaries only occasionally last season. 'That's probably one of the biggest criticisms we had,' said executive producer Sara Rea, who justified their absence as a scheduling conflict with the European runway show....But when The Post asked if it had actually been because Lifetime couldn't keep flying the pair out to Los Angeles from New York, exec producer Barbara Schneeweiss conceded, 'Well, yeah, that, too.'"
Kors and Garcia are integral to the show, aren't they? And Lifetime didn't realize that? Answer: Nicole Richie.