Anna Nicole Smith's Stepson Won't Tune in

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DALLAS - When the second season of Anna Nicole Smith's reality show debuts Sunday on E! Entertainment Television, her stepson won't be watching.

"Despite our differences, we wish Anna the best in her program's second season," the family of E. Pierce Marshall said in a statement Thursday, adding, "No. The Marshall family doesn't watch the show."

"The Anna Nicole Show" follows Smith's daily misadventures. The reality series debuted in August with the highest ratings ever for an E! program, but its numbers slipped in following weeks.

Cameras follow Smith as she spars with her lawyer, pals around with her personal assistant and interior decorator, and coos at her poodle.

Smith spent seven years in a battle over the estate of her late oil tycoon husband, J. Howard Marshall, who died in 1995 at 90. Last year, she won an $88 million judgment, which E. Pierce Marshall is appealing.

The 35-year-old former Playmate and Guess? jeans model lives in Los Angeles.

Smith, whose real name is Vickie Lynn Marshall, met her husband in 1991 when she was working as a stripper. The couple married three years later, when she was 26 and he was 89.