Starting out as a spinoff of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, MTV’s The Hills aired from 2006 to 2010 and followed the comings and goings of six young women in California as they pursued careers, relationships, and developed friendships, as well as frenemies. The first four and a half seasons concentrated on Lauren Conrad and her roommate Heidi Montag. Their friends Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port made regular appearances along with Lo Bosworth and Spencer Pratt. Kristin Cavallari took over for Conrad in the fifth season, but the show only lasted another season and a half before being cancelled and still stands as one of the classics in the surge of “reality” television. Check out 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Hills.
While The Hills is supposed to be a reality TV show, it became a scripted reality show after Lauren Conrad made her exit in 2009.