[KHTS] – Fox has reportedly pulled the plug on “Utopia,” ending a months-long experiment in Santa Clarita to see if “pioneers” could create a following for the online and reality TV experiment, according to a report in Variety.
The show filmed at Sable Ranch off Sand Canyon Road and held several events to try and garner support, as well as raise money for the faux self-sustaining society the show’s producers sought to create.
The show’s participants were meant to raise money and create a system of self-governance.
According to Variety, the show failed to catch on and saw its broadcast schedule interrupted by Major League Baseball playoffs.
However, Variety reported: “‘Utopia’ underwent hasty revisions last month to add more urgency to the show, including the twist of having one of the 15 participants eliminated periodically through a complicated process that involved input from viewers … But viewers never responded.
“Earlier Sunday, there was no indication on the live stream that the remaining participants were aware that the project was about to end.”
The pioneers, which was what the show called those who lived at the ranch, decided to have a rotating governments, selecting a new model every week.
Kick-off the holiday season in style by attending a variety of shows and entertainment opportunities at The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321, this December. From the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Night, to a dance performance, to comedy and art, The MAIN is the place to be to get into the holiday spirit.
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency for its annual comprehensive financial report for FY 2020/21.
The California Highway Patrol will continue to provide free classes to assist and educate drivers age 65 and older, as well as promote safe travel for all, with the Keeping Everyone Safe grant funded by the Office of Traffic Safety.
The Utom Conservation Fund, a group of cultural and environmental organizations, has awarded $60,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students dedicated to the conservation of the Santa Clara River, also known as Utom.
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars will be available to graduating seniors in the William S. Hart District this year from the Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Foundation and applications are available this Thursday, Dec. 1 from their website, www.scvsf.org.
The California Department of Transportation has announced overnight closures of northbound Interstate 5
between State Route 14 and Calgrove Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 10 p.m - 4 a.m.
Consultants working on a new museum in the SCV Historical Society’s Pardee House are looking for the community’s opinion as they develop new exhibits and they want to reach out to as many people as possible with a brief survey.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, issued the following statement Monday, reacting to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s newly announced one-year moratorium on insurance non-renewals and cancellations for property owners within the recent Route Fire’s perimeter: