17 Early ‘00s Reality Shows We Almost Forgot About
The Ashlee Simpson Show
The cultural dominance of the Simpson sisters is a strange quirk of the early 2000s that is often forgotten. While Ashlee Simpson never achieved the same cultural ubiquity as her older sister Jessica, she was relevant enough to merit her own reality show, The Ashlee Simpson Show, which aired on MTV from 2004 t0 2005. The first season of the show chronicled the writing and recording of Ashlee’s first album, Autobiography, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. On the show, Ashlee tries to carve out her own niche, separate from her sister and other teen bubblegum pop artists of the 2000s. We can probably credit Ashlee and her TV show for inspiring an emo phase in legions of younger sisters who wanted to prove that they were different.