MTV will bring back its classic reality series The Hills in 2019 after a nine-year hiatus, the network announced Monday at its MTV Video Music Awards telecast.
The Hills: New Beginnings will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles, according to MTV officials.
The Hills, a spinoff of the network’s Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, initially aired from 2006 to 2010. The series reboot will be produced by MTV and Evolution Media, according to the network.
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