'The Hills' alive with bonus episodes


There's good news for fans of "The Hills."

Lauren Conrad, star of MTV's unscripted hit series, said Monday night during the live "Hills" finale that the network is extending the show's third season into next year with eight bonus episodes.

The episodes will begin with Conrad and co-star Whitney Port's trip to Paris, where they travel to work for Teen Vogue. The new episodes also will continue the L.A.-based storyline featuring couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

The new episodes will air starting in the first quarter.

The live finale took place at L.A. hot spot Area.