'Laguna Beach's' Lauren (LC) Heads for LA to Pursue Fashion and Life After Laguna in New MTV Series 'The Hills' Premiering Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00PM (ET/PT)

New Series Tells the Story of Lauren and Her Three New Friends - Heidi,

Audrina and Whitney - As They Pursue Their Dreams in the One City Where

Anything Can Happen ...

Apr 26, 2006, 01:00 ET from MTV

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV announced today that
 it will premiere "The Hills," the long awaited spin-off of "Laguna Beach,"
 starring Lauren Conrad, on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00PM (ET/PT). "The
 Hills" picks up where "Laguna Beach" left off with Lauren moving to Los
 Angeles to attend fashion school with the hopes of a career in the fashion
 industry. Having already found a great apartment, a new friend to share it
 with and a killer internship at Teen Vogue, Lauren will have to balance it
 all and make it happen in the one city they say dreams come true.
     "'The Hills' is to 'Laguna Beach' what 'Melrose Place' was to 'Beverly
 Hills 90210'," says Tony DiSanto, Executive Producer, 'The Hills.'
 "Audiences loved Lauren in Laguna, and we are thrilled to be able to
 continue showing her story as she embarks on the next phase of her adult
 life juggling work, school and relationships in Los Angeles."
     "The Hills" also tells the story of Lauren's three new friends --
 Heidi, Audrina and Whitney as all three girls chase different dreams in the
 same city. Lauren's roommate, Heidi has set her sights on a job with LA's
 premiere party promoter, Brent Bolthouse. Heidi's first priority is LA's
 social scene, and she sets her schedule around her nightlife. Audrina lives
 in the same complex as Lauren and Heidi. Besides working as a receptionist
 at one of LA's top photography studios, Audrina is also an aspiring
 model/actress and a bona fide Hollywood "serial-dater." Finally, there is
 Whitney, a student at USC and a fellow intern of Lauren's at Teen Vogue.
 Whitney and Lauren have become fast friends; however, Whitney's internship
 at Teen Vogue takes top priority in her life.
     In addition to introducing new friends in LA, "The Hills" features the
 girls' love interests, which causes added drama, especially when Lauren's
 old flame comes into the picture.
     Fans will be able to experience exclusive content with Lauren and the
 rest of the cast from "The Hills" on MTV.com and broadband network, MTV
 Overdrive beginning Wednesday, May 3rd. There they will find the show
 description, tune-in information and bios and photos of the cast. The
 latest available trailer of the series will premiere on the site beginning
 Tuesday, May 9th and a special preview of the series, including an
 introduction to the cast and a sneak peak of the first episode, will
 premiere on Saturday, May 27th, during the "Laguna Beach" Marathon. Also on
 May 27th, fans can check out never- before-seen interviews with Lauren on
 MTV Overdrive as she dishes about friends, love and school. Once the show
 launches on Wednesday, May 31st, viewers will be able to log on to
 http://www.mtv.com to watch the "After Show" as well as a special section
 dedicated to Lauren and Heidi's style picks and a video play list selected
 by Heidi and more. MTV Mobile will also allow fans to download the cast's
 favorite ring-tones, wallpapers featuring photos of the cast members and
 more. The series "After Show" will also be available on MTV's VOD.
     "The Hills" was created by Adam DiVello. Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and
 Adam DiVello serve as Executive Producers.
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