MTV leaves 'Laguna' for 'Newport'


MTV is relocating its reality series "Laguna Beach" to Newport Harbor for its upcoming fourth season.

The series, which will be retitled "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County," debuts at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15.

"It has been three years since the Stephen, Lauren and Kristin love triangle drew viewers to the real-life drama of Laguna Beach," said Tony DiSanto, executive vp series development and programming at MTV. "Now we are moving up the coast to a new town with new faces and a new high school, but with the same drama of dealing with relationships, cliques, family and friends."

Starting Aug. 15, viewers also will be able to hang out with the new cast, party, relax and shop in the same places they see on-air for themselves in Virtual Newport Harbor (

Liz Gateley is creator of "Newport Harbor" and executive produces with Gary Auerbach, DiSanto and Kathryn Takis.