MTV renews The Hills for a third season, which will debut this summer

Following the drama of Laguna Beach spinoff The Hills‘ second-season finale, the show has been renewed for a third season. It will air sometime this summer.

Monday’s second-season finale was watched by 2.9 million people, up from 2.4 million who watched the first season’s finale. Among viewers 12 to 24, who MTV loves the most, ratings were up to 1.7 million from 1.4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And overall, ratings for the second season were “up 9% to average 2.7 million viewers,” the paper says. And in MTV’s horrifying target demographic, ratings were “up 15% to 1.7 million,” making it “consistently the most-watched program in its time period among 12-24 across all of television.” People also watched online: “MTV.com delivered nearly 18 million show-related streams, including nearly 1 million live ‘After Show’ streams.”

Perhaps in preparation for the third season, or just to celebrate the end of the first season, Heidi Montag “underwent breast augmentation surgery on Monday at the Beverly Hills office of plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan,” Us Weekly reports. An unidentified source said, “Heidi just doesn’t want to make a big deal out of it. She did this for herself, and she’s hoping to keep it as private as possible.” Good job helping her do that, cowardly source.

The magazine also reported the, following the drama in the finale of Heidi moving out to live with Spencer, that the two main cast members had a falling out. As a result, another unnamed source told the magazine, “Lauren and Heidi are no longer friends. They never talk or hang out. Spencer achieved his goal and broke them apart.”

But Heidi’s mother tells Radar that Lauren and Spencer “still aren’t speaking or getting along, which puts a huge strain on Heidi.” The magazine also reports that “the girls are definitely still talking and taking ‘positive steps’ in their friendship.”

‘Hills’ rolling for Season 3 at MTV [The Hollywood Reporter]
Exclusive: The Hills’ Heidi Montag Gets Implants and War Rages in The Hills [Us Weekly]
Heidi’s Mom Spills About The Hills [Radar]

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