MTV has issued a press release announcement that Season 7 of The Hills, which will begin airing on April 27, will be the LAST season of the series. After 4 years of mostly successful and marginally entertaining drama, MTV has decided to put an end to the pop culture phenomenon known as The Hills. At last, it’s dunzo, y’all!
Over the past 4 years “The Hills” revolutionized reality television and became a pop culture phenomenon. MTV will now redefine how the reality drama all ends in Season 6. The last 12 episodes EVER of “The Hills” will conclude like no other show before. How will it end? What will be revealed? Who will return? How will they say goodbye? The drama begins on Tuesday, April 27th as “The Hills: Final Season” premieres at 10pm ET/PT followed by “The City” at 10:30pm ET/PT on MTV. “We are lucky and honored to have worked with this cast and tell their stories for this long, and we are grateful to the many dedicated fans who have stuck with us over the years. We owe it to those fans, the cast and the show to go out on a high note. And this season will deliver on that goal in terms of drama, story, real emotion and an organic culmination of this saga,” said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming, MTV … Viewers wanting more can head over to http://TheHills.MTV.com to watch full episodes, browse through exclusive cast photo flipbooks and get the latest gossip on the Remote Control blog. Since its premiere in 2006, “The Hills” has been a phenomenal performer on MTV. The previous season ranked as the #3 original cable series of 4Q09 and was a top 10 original series for 2009 among F12-34. The Hills dominated its Tuesday time period, ranking #1 versus all television competition among both P12-34 and F12-34. The series is MTV’s most DVR’d series, averaging a 52% bump when Live+7 ratings are factored in. “The Hills” is created by Adam DiVello. Adam DiVello, Liz Gateley and Sara Mast serve as executive producers. Catherine K. Whyte is MTV’s executive-in-charge of production.
Once upon a time, The Hills was THE show that set the pop culture benchmark for water-cooler buzz but in recent years, it has delved into insipid, scripted and completely unbelievable nonsense that has all but ruined the fun the show used to offer. In all honestly, the show started getting really bad even when Lauren LC Conrad was the star protagonist … but once the focus shifted to other, less likable characters (and you know who I’m talking about) the fun spirit of the show was abandoned in lieu of nasty, really unsavory and totally fabricated drama. I was pretty much over the show by the time Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt got “married” for the third time on the show. The show has been over for a while now … at last, MTV has acknowledged that fact. Peace the Spork Out, Hills … when you were great, you were really fun … but the time has really come for you to be dead and gone.