MTV searching for Hills’ 40 “biggest fan[s]” to appear on live season finale

MTV is planning to really milk the finale of The Hills, its biggest and perhaps most fake series, when it concludes its third season a week from Monday. Among other things, the network will fly in 40 of the show’s fans to hang out with the cast, and air more than four hours of peripheral content in addition to the actual finale.

The finale will be just 30 minutes, but MTV will air a two-hour live pre-show and a half-hour post-show episode. And the day before, on Sunday at noon ET, MTV will air The Hills: Lauren Looks Back, a two-hour special that follows Lauren’s journey as a reality show star.

The network is currently searching for “40 Hills devotees from the U.S. and Canada as a part of ‘The Hills Biggest Fan Contest,'” MTV said in a press release. Fans can enter online until Dec. 3. The winners will get “an opportunity to get up close and personal with the cast like never before,” which sounds a lot kinkier than it probably is. After all, besides Heidi, who wants to get close to Spencer?

The Cast of “The Hills” Ends Season Three with a Bang During “The Hills Finale: Live in Hollywood” Event… [MTV press release]
The Hills – Biggest Fan [MTV]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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