MTV has ordered a second season of the not-entirely-scripted series that follows "Laguna Beach" alum Lauren Conrad as she moves to Los Angeles and attempts to start her own adult life. This season that's meant an internship at Teen Vogue, a new set of friends and more on-and-off romance with fellow "Laguna" refugee Jason.
"'The Hills' took our audience on an exciting ride told through the eyes of four young ladies trying to survive in L.A.," says Lois Curren, MTV's head of programming. "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."
Since premiering in late May, "The Hills" has become one of MTV's most popular shows. It draws about 2 million viewers per week in the network's target demographic of teenagers and young adults and generates heavy traffic on MTV's web site and its broadband channel, Overdrive.
The show ends its first season on Wednesday. New episodes of "The Hills" are expected to roll out early next year.