Lauren Conrad, former Laguna Beach cutie and current star of The Hills (right) isn’t ready to live her life off-camera just yet.
MTV has ordered a second season of the not-entirely-scripted series that follows Lauren as she moves to Los Angeles and attempts to start her own adult life. Several of Lauren’s friends have also assumed starring roles on the show, in the same vein as Laguna‘s ensemble cast.
This season, Lauren’s transition into the real world meant an internship at Teen Vogue, new friends, struggling to balance her career and personal life, and an on-and-off romance with fellow Laguna alum Jason. After initial success with the 10-episode first season, MTV is excited to be bringing it back for another round.
“The Hills took our audience on an exciting ride told through the eyes of four young ladies trying to survive in L.A.,” said Lois Curren, MTV’s Head of Programming. “The series really connected with our viewers, so it was an easy decision to bring it back for another season, and we are delighted to continue working with the cast as we showcase the next stage of all their lives.”
The Hills has become one of MTV’s most popular shows since its May debut, drawing about 2 million viewers per week in the target demographic of teens and young adults. The show also generates heavy traffic on MTV’s website and its broadband channel, Overdrive.
Laguna Beach fans first got to know Lauren as the sworn enemy (for no apparent reason) of co-star Kristin Cavallari. The first season of The Hills ends Wednesday, with Lauren facing the tough decision of whether to go on a work-related trip to Paris, or stay home and rent a house with Jason.