Audrina quitting The Hills for Mark Burnett docudrama, but The Hills may live on

The Hills star Audrina Patridge is quitting the MTV series and will instead star in a Mark Burnett-produced docudrama about her life.

Mark “Burnett’s proposed new series will follow Patridge’s personal and professional life” and “will be pitched to networks starting next week,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The real question is whether Mark Burnett is getting into the fake reality business, or if Audrina will be able to star in a non-improvised show that follows her actual, not scripted, life. In a press release-sounding quote, Burnett said, “She has already proved her star quality, and we can’t wait to show her fans worldwide the next stage of her life and career.”

How will this affect The Hills? MTV is considering keeping the series alive past this upcoming fifth season even though Lauren Conrad will definitely leave. In a statement, MTV said “We cannot confirm a sixth season at this time. However, ‘The Hills’ will continue as long as there are stories to tell, and as of now we don’t see an end in sight.”

‘Hills’ star inks deal with Mark Burnett [Hollywood Reporter]

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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