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TLC pulls the plug on Las Vegas-based reality TV series ‘Sin City Rules’

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Alicia Jacobs is flanked by Chippendales dancers Gavin McHale, Nathan Minor, John Rivera and Sami Eskelin at the “Sin City Rules” red carpet at the Venetian on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

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Jennifer Harman, Lori Montoya, Lana Fuchs, Amy Hanley and Alicia Jacobs of TLC's "Sin City Rules" at the Venetian on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Confusion reigns today over conflicting reports of the fate of “Sin City Rules.” Two of the Las Vegas cast members have said that they’ve been told TLC has canceled the brawling and boisterous reality TV series, and they have sent online announcements of the decision.

Last Tuesday’s or this Tuesday’s episode will reportedly be the last to be aired on the cable TV network, leaving the final three episodes in limbo.

However, TV cameras will still roll this week to capture footage to be edited into the series. Vegas DeLuxe has learned those remaining three episodes will air on the network’s U.S. website and also fulfill previous overseas syndication deals for the eight episodes in its entirety.

Neither the network nor the production company, Evolution Media, has made any official statement about the fate of “Sin City Rules.”

Las Vegas TV reporter Alicia Jacobs, who was constantly harassed and harangued on “Sin City Rules” by Lana Fuchs, the Billionaire Mafia owner who referred to herself as “God,” issued the following statement this afternoon:

“I love working with TLC and Evolution Media on ‘Sin City Rules’ but really wish that a couple of my cast members had behaved in a manner befitting the high caliber of women I’ve always known to represent our amazing city.

“TLC & Evolution Media are two incredible powerhouses, both of whom create some of the best programming on TV. They have also afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and hard-working crews I’ve ever known ... true perfectionists.

“It is a privilege to be invited into viewer’s homes, and that is something I always take very seriously. I hope that my cast mates are appreciative of this fact.

“I have said from Day One, I will always take the high road, and despite some pretty horrible mistreatment by some of my cast mates, I never once behaved in any manner other than a dignified one, as well as representing my hometown of Las Vegas as best I can.

“Reality TV will absolutely bring out the best in some and the worst in others. Besides the honor of working with Evolution and TLC, I can honestly say that I have been humbled and delighted by the kind of unexpected support and new fan base from all over the world.

“And, thankfully, ‘Sin City Rules’ has already achieved at least one of my goals ... opened a very exciting new door, through which I’m about to walk, and I look forward to sharing it with everyone very soon!

“Happy New Year!”

Check back to Vegas DeLuxe for more on this breaking story, and read our Las Vegas Sun colleague Editor at Large John Katsilometes’ story just posted in The Kats Report.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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