The City (MTV series)
|Created by||Adam Divello|
Whitney Port (seasons 1-2)
Olivia Palermo (seasons 1-2)
Roxy Olin (mid-season 1-2)
Jay Lyon (season 1)
Erin Lucas (season 1)
Adam Senn (season 1)
|Opening theme||"Top of the World" by Pussycat Dolls|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||35 (List of episodes)|
|Location(s)||New York City, New York|
|Running time||20–22 minutes|
|Distributor||MTV Networks International|
|Original run||December 29, 2008– July 13, 2010|
|Preceded by||The Hills|
The City is an MTV reality television series. The first spin-off of MTV's, The Hills, it follows one of the show's former cast members, Whitney Port, as she moves to New York City to work for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. The program premiered on December 29, 2008 and concluded its first full season on December 1, 2009. The second season premiered on April 27, 2010 and concluded on July 13, 2010.
The show was revamped following a relatively unsuccessful first half-season. Most of the main characters were dropped, with the exception of Port and Olivia Palermo. At this time, the series saw the addition of two new main characters, Roxy Olin and Erin Kaplan, as well as several recurring characters. Whitney rejoined her former boss Kelly Cutrone at the public relations firm, People's Revolution, while Palermo joined the staff of Elle magazine.
In October 2010, Port confirmed that MTV had canceled the series.
|Whitney Port||1–2||Whitney is the series' narrator. She moved to New York after the fourth season on the The Hills, in which she was featured, to pursue a job opportunity at Diane von Furstenberg. From the second half of the first season onward, she works at People's Revolution.|
|Olivia Palermo||1–2||Olivia is Whitney's former co-worker and rival at Diane von Furstenberg.|
|Roxy Olin||1–2||Roxy is Whitney's friend, roommate, and co-worker at People's Revolution. She joined the series in the second half of the first season.|
|Erin Kaplan||1–2||Erin is Whitney's friend and Olivia's rival and co-worker at Elle. She joined the series in the second half of the first season and is credited as "Director, Public Relations, Elle Magazine."|
|Jay Lyon||1||Jay is Whitney's boyfriend. He eventually became a supporting cast member in the second half on the first season before leaving following the conclusion of the season.|
|Erin Lucas||1||Erin is Whitney's friend. She left the series after the first half of the first season.|
|Adam Senn||1||Adam is Jay's roommate. He eventually became a supporting cast member in the second half of the first season before leaving following the conclusion of the season.|
|Samantha Swetra||1–2||Samantha was originally credited as "Assistant Buyer, Bergdorf Goodman," and eventually became "Whitney's Friend."|
|Kelly Cutrone||1–2||Kelly is credited as "Owner, People's Revolution."|
|Joe Zee||1–2||Joe is credited as "Creative Director, Elle Magazine."|
|Seth Plattner||2||Seth is credited as "Robbie's Assistant."|
|Bryn Poulos||2||Bryn is a close friend of Olivia and a co-worker at ELLE. Bryn is credited as "ELLE Intern".|
|Allie Crandell||1||Allie is credited as "Adam's Girlfriend", then "Whitney's Friend".|
Special cameo appearance
- Rosario Dawson
- Jennifer Lopez
- Uma Thurman
- Diane von Fürstenberg
- Jessica Hart
- Jessica Alba
- Lauren Conrad
- Diana Ross
- Julia Stiles
- Rachel Roy
- Adam Senn
- Erin Lucas
- Eric Daman
- Leighton Meester
- Jessica Szohr
- Michelle Trachtenberg
- Ed Westwick
- Louise Roe
- Matt Dillon
- Marc Jacobs
- Charlotte Ronson
- Samantha Ronson
- Claire Danes
- Zac Posen
- Martha Stewart
- Ashley Greene
- Linette Semino
- Karolina Kurkova
On October 25, 2010, after months of speculation, Whitney Port confirmed to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show the series has been canceled, leaving many questions unanswered following the second season finale and cancellation.
The City premiered on December 29, 2008 in the 10 P.M. Monday time slot. The show premiered to an averaged 1.6 million viewers, a significant drop-off from the Season 4 Finale of The Hills, which averaged 2.6 million viewers just the week before. Despite the low ratings The City was renewed for a second season which premiered on April 27, 2010 at the 10:30 P.M. Tuesday time slot to an average 1.9 million viewers. The season 2 and series finale of the series averaged the highest rating yet, 2.3 million viewers.
- Kelly Cutrone, PR fashion maven and mentor to Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, had a huge presence on The Hills, and The City, and also starred in her own show, Kell on Earth, which debuted on Bravo on February 1, 2010.
MTV and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs for some MTV shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art themselves. Season One: Part One was also released in Australia on November 3, 2009 with alternative cover art.
|Season||Release Date||# Of Episodes||# Of Discs||Special Features|
|Season One: Part One||August 11, 2009||13||3||Includes Episodes 1-13, Whitney Looks Back Special|
|Season One: Part Two||December 17, 2009||10||2||Includes Episodes 14-23|
|The Complete First Season (exact same packaging and features as Part 1/ Part 2)||December 17, 2009||23||5||Includes all 23 Episodes from Season 1, plus extras.|
|The Complete Second Season||July 30, 2010||12||2||Includes all 12 Episodes from Season 2, plus extras.|
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- "Whitney Port: The City Is Canceled". The Hollywood Reporter. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
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- Kell on Earth at the Internet Movie Database
- Latest activity 9 hours ago. "The City: Season One Part Two: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- Latest activity 9 hours ago (2009-09-09). "The City: Season 2: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.