Blac Chyna Is Suing The Kardashians Over Her Reality Show Getting Cancelled

It was just last September when E! premiered Rob & Chyna, the channel's then-newest spinoff of the all-too-popular Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and instead of the previously ordered second season happening this fall, fans have witnessed a far uglier situation occur. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna had a major falling out over the summer, and now it's gotten to the point where the model and salon owner is now suing the entire Kardashian family for the reality show's implosion.

The lawsuit alleges that Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian, show producers and E! were all down to make Season 2 of Rob & Chyna a reality, presumably continuing to follow the new parents, but that the rest of the Kardashian family got involved and gummed up the works. It's claimed that the Kardashians' "power and influence" at E! was used to convince the channel execs to push the second season out of contention for production.

To be expected, E! and its own legal team aren't sitting back and letting those kinds of accusations fly without a proper response. According to TMZ, Season 2 of Rob & Chyna was already on the verge of not happening by the time Season 1 was finished airing, as the couple had already split up. (They did get back together not long after that initial break-up, but it wasn't for the long haul.) As such, not many involved thought that a second season would actually come to light.

As well, E!'s team claims to have documented proof that the reason why Season 2 didn't happen wasn't because of other Kardashians, but because of Blac Chyna herself. She was reportedly very difficult to work with during this period, going to far as to refuse to be in the same room as Rob. And it doesn't take a brilliant TV exec to figure out that it would be hard to film a series called Rob & Chyna if the titular stars wouldn't appear together. (Shows like The Good Wife used tricks to make that kind of thing happen between its sparring stars, but it wasn't the best.) There are apparently emails proving Chyna's fiery attitude, but it's unclear if other documentation exists.

And if E! needed any more fuel to add to the fire for why Rob & Chyna Season 2 isn't happening, the show's meh viewership and ratings should qualify. Apparently the network wasn't all that impressed with how Season 1 did, and even though it was enough to get Season 2 a greenlight initially, it doesn't look like anyone there is particularly regretful about putting the show to pasture.

On the non-TV front, Blac Chyna is also suing the Kardashian family over her domestic violence allegations from over the summer. The suit says that Rob Kardashian roughly knocked her to the ground and took her phone, later ripping her bedroom door off the wall. She also claims that Kardashian often threatened to commit suicide, allegedly going so far as to send her pictures of him holding a handful of pills and saying he would take them all if she didn't immediately respond.

It's unclear what will happen with this lawsuit in the future, but you can bet that it'll make headlines, considering how explosive Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian's relationship has been in the relatively short amount of time they've been connected. (Remember over the summer when Kardashian shared graphic shots of Chyna and then deleted his Instagram account?) Here's hoping for the best for all involved, especially for their young daughter Dream.

While Rob & Chyna won't be coming back for Season 2, there are definitely other shows for everyone to get into, and you can find them all with our fall TV premiere schedule and our 2017 Netflix schedule.

Nick Venable
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