'Hills' star moves in with Burnett


"The Hills" has lost another resident. Audrina Patridge is leaving the show after its upcoming fifth season, exiting MTV's popular soap for a new deal with Mark Burnett Prods.

Burnett's proposed new series will follow Patridge's personal and professional life. The show will be pitched to networks starting next week.

"We are truly pleased to have the chance to work with Audrina," Burnett said. "She has already proved her star quality, and we can't wait to show her fans worldwide the next stage of her life and career."

Patridge's exit follows the recent announcement that "Hills" star Lauren Conrad is likewise leaving the series. With "Hills" performers' contracts up and Conrad and Patridge out, there's speculation that MTV will end the show after next season or at least give the show's cast and focus a significant shakeup.

"We cannot confirm a sixth season at this time," an MTV spokesperson said. "However, 'The Hills' will continue as long as there are stories to tell, and as of now we don't see an end in sight."

The 10-episode fifth season of "The Hills" premieres March 30.

Burnett will exec produce; Patridge and Gladys Gonzalez are attached as producers. Patridge is repped by APA, Gonzalez and Larry Kopeikin. (partialdiff)