The Hills: New Beginnings

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The Hills: New Beginnings
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GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California, US
DistributorViacom
Release
Original networkMTV
Chronology
Preceded byThe Hills
External links
Website

The Hills: New Beginnings is an American reality television show, developed as a sequel to The Hills. The series will reunite the original cast members, alongside their children, friends, and new faces, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles. It is slated to premiere on June 25, 2019.[1][2]

Production[edit]

The Hills is an American reality television series that aired for six seasons on MTV from May 31, 2006, until July 13, 2010. Developed as a spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,[3][4] the series aired six seasons and focused on the personal and professional lives of several young women residing in Los Angeles, California. Its premise was conceived by Adam DiVello, while Liz Gateley[5] and Sean Travis served as executive producers.[6]

On August 20, 2018, at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV announced a revival of the series entitled The Hills: New Beginnings, set to air in 2019.[7] Original cast members Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado and Brody Jenner are all set to return.[8][9] However, it was later revealed that Jenner was fired from the show due to absence in filming the Hills reboot.[10] It was revealed by People that Lauren Conrad, the original star of The Hills, will not be returning for the revival.[11] Us Weekly confirmed that Kristin Cavallari, who replaced Conrad as star of The Hills in season six, and Lo Bosworth, who was a main cast member for season six, will also not be returning.[12][13] Us Weekly also reported that Cory in the House star Kyle Massey has been added to the cast, as well as two bloggers,[8] however, this was later denied.[14]

On October 3, 2018, it was reported that actress Mischa Barton would be joining the cast.[15][16] Barton starred in the Fox television series The O.C., which inspired the creation of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Other new cast members will include Kaitlynn Carter, Jennifer Delgado and Ashley Wahler, the wives of Jenner, Frankie Delgado and Jason Wahler respectively.[17]

On October 15, 2018, it was confirmed that Brandon Thomas Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, would be joining the cast.[18][19][20] On April 2, 2019, it was announced that the series is set to premiere on June 24, 2019.[2]

Cast[edit]

Original cast members

Name Status
Lauren Conrad Not returning
Heidi Montag Confirmed[21]
Audrina Patridge Confirmed[21]
Whitney Port Confirmed[22]
Kristin Cavallari Not returning
Lo Bosworth Not returning
Stephanie Pratt Confirmed[21]
Jason Wahler Confirmed[21]
Jen Bunney TBA
Brody Jenner Confirmed[21]
Spencer Pratt Confirmed[21]
Justin "Bobby" Brescia Confirmed[21]
Frankie Delgado Confirmed[21]
Holly Montag TBA
Stacie Hall TBA

New cast members

Name Status
Mischa Barton Confirmed[23]
Kaitlynn Carter Confirmed[23]
Jennifer Delgado Confirmed[23]
Brandon Thomas Lee Confirmed[18]
Ashley Wahler Confirmed[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (2018-08-21). "The Hills cast reunites at MTV VMAs to announce reboot without Lauren Conrad or Kristin Cavallari". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (April 2, 2019). "'The Hills: New Beginnings' Gets MTV Premiere Date & First-Look Promo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Laguna Beach (Season 1) Ep. 101: A Black and White Affair". MTV. Viacom. September 28, 2004. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Laura Bly (March 2, 2006). "The real Laguna Beach disdains its MTV image". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Margy Rochlin (August 30, 2005). "An MTV Coming of Age That Went Far on Charm". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Jim Halterman (April 27, 2010). "Interview: "The Hills" & "The City" Creator Adam Divello". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "OMFG 'The Hills' Is Coming Back to MTV". Cosmopolitan. 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ a b Longeretta, Emily. "'The Hills' Is Returning to MTV With 'New Beginnings': Watch First Teaser". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Rogers, Chris (2018-08-22). "Whitney Port Confirms She's Joining 'The Hills' Revival As Brody Jenner's 'Negotiating' His Return". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Brody Jenner FIRED From 'The Hills' Reboot!". Perez Hilton. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  11. ^ Nahas, Aili. "Lauren Conrad Won't Be Part of The Hills Reboot but 'Wishes Everyone the Best,' Source Says". People. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Hearon, Sarah. "Are Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari Joining 'The Hills' Revival?". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "See where 'The Hills' cast is now and who will be in the MTV reboot". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  14. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Disney Channel Alum Kyle Massey Is NOT Joining 'The Hills' Reboot!". Perez Hilton. 25 August 2018.
  15. ^ Hirsch, Chelsea (3 October 2018). "Mischa Barton joining 'The Hills' reboot".
  16. ^ "The O.C. Star Mischa Barton Joins the Cast of The Hills Reboot". PEOPLE.com.
  17. ^ http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/mischa-barton-the-hills-revival.html
  18. ^ a b Petski, Denise. "'The Hills: New Beginnings': Brandon Thomas Lee Joins MTV Reboot". Deadline. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  19. ^ Real, Evan. "Brandon Thomas Lee Joins 'The Hills' Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  20. ^ Ossad, Jordana. "BRANDON THOMAS LEE IS JOINING THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS". MTV. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h Lockett, Dee. "The Hills Cast Is Reuniting for a New Show and It's Very Unclear Who'll Be on It". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  22. ^ Contreras, Cydney (August 21, 2018). "Whitney Port Is Joining The Hills Reboot as Brody Jenner Is Negotiating His Return". E! News. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  23. ^ a b c d Barbour, Shannon (October 3, 2018). "'The O.C.' OG Mischa Barton Joins 'The Hills' Reboot". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved October 3, 2018.