The Hills: New Beginnings was rebooted in 2019 with Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Spencer and Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, Brandon Thomas Less, Kaitlynn Carter, Frankie Delgado, Justin Brescia, Jason and Ashley Wahler and former ‘O.C.’ star Mischa Barton.
For the cast of ‘The Hills,’ those fresh starts are already over. TMZ has discovered that the reality show’s relaunch has been cancelled.
Multiple sources connected to the MTV show told TMZ that “The Hills: New Beginnings” is officially not coming back for a third season, and late last week the cast got the bad news from production.
There are various reasons why the remake failed. According to a source close to the show, producers recently considered bringing in younger cast members to diversity things, but several of the original stars were not on board.
Some of the original cast members are said to have had big issues with the reboot, saying it wasn’t the show MTV promised them and feeling pressured at times with false storylines and confessionals. According to TMZ sources, some of the OGs refused to continue playing along, resulting in the cancellation.
Overall, many of them felt the revival didn’t have the same vibe as the original, resulting in a stalemate between several stars and the network. Another source blames COVID-19 for the cancellation, citing the difficulties in obtaining filming sites for a large ensemble cast while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Given the circumstances, manufacturers are said to believe they squeezed as much juice as possible from the lemon. The original show ran from 2006 through 2010 and while the revival wasn’t as successful, producers are said to be proud of what they were able to accomplish in the midst of the global pandemic.
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