7:48pm PT by Hilary Lewis
'The Hills' Set for 'New Beginnings' Reboot on MTV
The Hills is joining the reboot movement.
The Hills: New Beginnings, following original castmembers and their children and friends living and working in Los Angeles, was announced Monday via the above promo, with a stripped-down version of the The Hills' "Unwritten" theme song airing during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Earlier in the evening, Hills castmembers Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado, Justin Bobby Brescia and Stephanie Pratt reunited on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet, with Montag and Pratt's baby son Gunner in tow. While the group of castmembers from the MTV reality show remained coy on the preshow about why they were at the awards show, during the VMAs itself, they teased an announcement during the ceremony.
Neither original star Lauren Conrad nor famous foe Kristin Cavallari, who replaced her for the last season and a half of The Hills, were in attendance at the VMAs.
Cavallari, currently starring on E's Very Cavallari reality series, previously told Montag and Spencer Pratt on their Make Speidi Famous Again podcast that she "would love nothing more than a Hills reunion."
Conrad looked back at her time on The Hills 10 years after the show premiered in an hourlong MTV special two years ago, The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now. On the special, which featured Conrad revisiting some of the series' most memorable moments and a look at her life now, she indicated she didn't love being a reality TV star but said she'd "absolutely" do the show again.
"Knowing what I know now, looking back, I would absolutely do it again," Conrad said of The Hills. "It brought me so much good to my life. While it was hard at times, it brought me to a place where I'm really happy and I get to do what I love."
MTV found success earlier this year with another reboot, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, which instantly became the channel's top-rated series when it premiered in April. Its second season is set to debut Thursday.