January 6, 2005 -- MTV's popular reality series "Road Rules" could be heading down the road to cancellation.
"No decision has been made," about the fate of what would be the show's 14th season, an MTV spokesman said yesterday.
Reality show-centric Web sites, like Reality Blurred, have been buzzing for weeks that the show might be on its way out.
The "Road Rules" mystery comes on the heels of the network picking up an additional five seasons of "The Real World," a show produced by Bunim-Murray productions, the same people behind "Road Rules."
The long-term pickup is a first for MTV, which generally never makes such comprehensive plans so far in advance — and guarantees that "The Real World" will be on the air at least through 2008 to mark its 20th season.
As part of the deal, the network also picked up an additional two seasons of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" a popular competition between the casts of the two shows.
Even if "Road Rules" gets dropped, "there should be no shortage" of willing candidates from the previous 13 seasons of "Road Rules" willing to appear on the show, said a source close to the production.