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Laguna Beach and The Hills are marathoning today and tomorrow

Laguna Beach and The Hills are marathoning today and tomorrow
The cast of Laguna Beach (photo by MTV)

The return of Laguna Beach‘s format to MTV with Monday’s premiere of Siesta Key is somewhat of a return to old-school MTV, if the mid-2000s can be considered old school. New MTV viewers will discover a format and subgenre.

And along with that comes something else from MTV’s earlier life: day-long marathons of Laguna Beach and its more fraudulent spin-off, The Hills.

For those of you who didn’t watch either show because you were too young or weren’t yet born, some additional background: In the 1990s and early 2000s, pre-DVR, marathons were how we discovered shows, caught up on episodes we missed, or re-watched our favorites.

MTV is airing two marathons that it will use to introduce the cast of Siesta Key—and heavily promote the new series. They are:

  • Laguna Beach season 1, Friday, July 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • The Hills season 5, Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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