Tori Spelling Not ‘So NoTORIous’

We were really pulling for ya Tori. After years of Lifetime and B movies we hoped that a Tori Spelling vehicle would hit a home run. Apparently all of our prayers were for-naught.

VH1 is off to a slow start in the scripted TV business with the Sunday premiere of “So Notorious.” The comedy series starring Tori Spelling drew an underwhelming 1.1 million total viewers in its 10 p.m. slot. “Notorious” represented VH1’s first attempt to veer beyond the unscripted programming it has successfully launched under the “Celebreality” banner.

While the viewer haul represented a 41% increase over the same time period a year ago, the “Notorious” launch paled compared with recent unscripted series launches on the network. “Notorious” drew a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, about half of what “Strange Love” drew in its January premiere episode.

But VH1 is confident “Notorious” will grow as “Love” and other VH1 series have done during their runs.

More photos of Tori Spelling, after the jump.

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