Laguna Beach season 1 and The Hills season 5 will air marathons this weekend, as well promos for MTV’s Siesta Key, which borrows Laguna’s format.
Watch the trailer for Siesta Key, MTV’s new reality show that follows a group of college students who return home for the summer.
Today is the 10th anniversary of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, best known as the series that spun off The Hills, best known as the reality series that unapologetically scripted itself all the way to its conclusion. The MTV reality series was groundbreaking not because it was like a reality TV version of a successful drama (Fox’s The… continue reading
Only on MTV is something that aired eight years ago considered “retro,” but that’s exactly what it’s calling its rebroadcast of two groundbreaking reality series: Laguna Beach and The Hills. Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County debuted in 2004 as a reality version of Fox’s The O.C., and established an entirely new, cinematic visual style… continue reading
Some additional details about the future of MTV’s Laguna Beach emerged last month in a piece about MTV’s efforts to focus on fewer series. While the show faced cancellation, it has not been cancelled, at least not as far as MTV is concerned. The network “is moving forward on a new season with an all-new… continue reading
After being arrested multiple times this past year, Laguna Beach star Jason Wahler has–what else?–entered rehab. A family member tells People magazine that he is “in rehab, and he’s getting help. He’s doing well, and he’s going to be a new man. There was a deal made [with prosecutors],” she said. That deal means his… continue reading
In the middle of a story about MTV’s new online strategy, the Los Angeles Times drops huge news: Laguna Beach may be cancelled. The reason is that MTV “will begin to roll out series that showcase the best of the Web, require heavy viewer participation and feature the lives of real teens,” the paper reports…. continue reading
Laguna Beach‘s Jason Wahler was arrested for the fourth time in less than a year this weekend, and this time, he used racial and homophobic slurs against the police officer who arrested him. He was arrested in Seattle “for criminal trespassing and assault” and “was booked into a King County jail early Sunday morning and… continue reading
MTV is “in talks with Newport Beach officials about bringing a show to the city,” the OC Register reports, and that new show involves Laguna Beach. That show could be a spin-off series, or it could be another season of Laguna Beach. That’s because cast members from that show “would venture into Newport, possibly meeting… continue reading
Laguna Beach star Jessica Smith “was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after a crash on the northbound San Diego (I-5) Freeway on Monday,” the OC Register reports. She “crashed a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle into the back of a 2003 Acura MDX after she couldn’t slow down in… continue reading
Jason Wahler, star of Laguna Beach and The Hills, was arrested “this weekend after cops say he ‘resisted a public officer’ during a raid on underage drinkers in North Carolina,” according to TMZ, which has published his new mug shot. Police tell TMZ that “the 20-year-old lied about his age when he was approached inside… continue reading
Last night, The Daily Show aired part two of their brilliant satirical Laguna Beach report. Jason Jones, who seems to be the correspondent most willing to humiliate himself to make a point, goes to Orange County to investigate residents who are upset with the show, and his visit is edited like an episode of the… continue reading
A new anti-DUI “public service announcement with the look and feel of a reality television show/documentary” is being filmed, and the producers found inspiration in the cast and production of MTV’s Laguna Beach, the Contra Costa Times reports. “Filmmakers hope to trick young viewers into thinking the teenage characters being portrayed by actors are real,”… continue reading
Laguna Beach‘s third season, the one with the new cast, concludes tonight at 10 p.m. ET. MTV is calling the one-hour show “a live interactive finale.” The “live” part comes from the show’s live, in-studio reunion, which will be interactive. MTV says viewers “at home can call 888-311-4343 with their questions during the show.” In… continue reading
Laguna Beach‘s new cast has brought the show lower ratings and less drama, but a new season of the show will begin production in December. That season will stick with the same cast, but “probably with some additions,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Creator and executive producer Liz Gateley says this transition period is to… continue reading