[07/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
MTV Greenlights Season Two of the Hit Series "The Hills"

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Greenlights Season Two Of The Hit Series �The Hills�

Reality Drama Series Gets The Green Light For An All New Season In The City Where Anything Can Happen

Santa Monica, CA, July 31, 2006 � On the heels of a wildly successful first season, MTV: Music Television announced today that �The Hills,� the spin-off of �Laguna Beach,� starring Lauren Conrad, will return for a second season. �The Hills� will return along with Lauren�s three new friends, Heidi, Audrina and Whitney as MTV�s cameras continue to capture the drama, relationships, hardships and work struggles that is the girls� lives in Los Angeles. The season finale of �The Hills� will air on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10:00PM (ET/PT).

��The Hills� took our audience on an exciting ride told through the eyes of four young ladies trying to survive in LA,� said Lois Curren, EVP Series Entertainment and Programming for MTV. �The series really connected with our viewers, so it was an easy decision to bring it back for another season and we are delighted to continue working with the cast as we showcase the next stage of all their lives.�

�The Hills� premiere on May 31st was a huge success earning a 3.2 (P12-34) rating and was the most watched telecast for the night among P12-24 across all of television. To date, the series has reached 58.8 million viewers (P2+) and is still the most watched in its time period among P12-34 across all of television, even outdelivering the broadcast networks. Additionally, the season-to-date (5/31-7/25) has generated 3.79 million streams on MTV�s Overdrive and has been the top viewed series on MTV.com, having earned over 1.2 million visits.

�The Hills� was created by Adam DiVello. Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and Adam DiVello serve as Executive Producers.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [july 2006]  


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