Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset has been cancelled after nine seasons. The reality TV show followed a group of Persian-Americans as they navigated their social lives and careers in Los Angeles. It has now been cancelled right after a cast member was arrested for domestic violence.

The series premiered with controversy back in 2012. People were concerned that the show would promote a very stereotypical message about Iranian-Americans to the world. It had a successful run and was loved by millions.

Production told TMZ that the show simply ran its course and a decision has been made to end it. However, there is more to the story. One of the staples of the show, Mike Shouhed, was arrested for ‘intimate partner violence with injury,’ on March 27 according to PageSix.

According to the Daily Mail, Shouhed is said to be denying the charges. The legal term ‘intimate partner violence with injury’ is used to describe when there is a ‘visible injury’ on the victim. The 43-year-old reality star is engaged to fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen but the identity of Shouhed’s alleged victim has not yet been revealed.

Mike Shouhed was released on a $50,000 bail. He is due back in court on July 25. On the other hand, other cast members like Reza Farahan, Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi are all in talks for potential future projects with Bravo.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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