The Hills renewed for a fifth season

If you can’t live without living vicariously through The Hills cast members, never fear: MTV has ordered a fifth season of the increasingly scripted and fake reality series.

“There is going to be a fifth season. We just found out,” Audrina Patridge told People. “We have fun with each other and we’ve stuck it out this long, so we might as well do another one.”

She said that wasn’t necessarily a done deal because both she and other cast members wanted to move on to other projects instead of continuing to use their lives as a template for producers’ storylines. “At one point, all of us were like, ‘No, we don’t want to do another season.’ I wanted to do more movies, and Whitney moved to New York and she’s doing her own spin-off. And Lauren’s dating [My Boys actor] Kyle [Howard] but he can’t be on the show because he’s on another show, so that makes it hard,” she said.

The 15th episode of the (currently) 19-episode fourth season airs tonight.

Audrina Patridge: The Hills Will Return for a Fifth Season [People]

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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