Grab the Waterproof Mascara! MTV Relives All THE HILLS Drama with the 10th Anniversary Special THE HILLS: THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW, August 2

— July 21, 2016

– Viewers can watch all six seasons of THE HILLS this month on MTV or –

“…I’d better come clean and admit that I find something fascinating about the phenomena that is THE HILLS – the most carefully staged, impossible to believe reality show ever broadcast, and the show whose strange production methodology might actually be the forerunner to a whole new way of making TV.” - Metro, 2008 TORONTO (July 21, 2016) – Get ready to relive all the tears, meltdowns, drama, and Speidi, as MTV fan-favourite THE HILLS returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the brand-new, one hour special, THE HILLS: THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW, Tuesday, August 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The special, which features THE HILLS star Lauren Conrad, covers what it was like living with cameras, shares some behind-the-scenes secrets, and discusses Lauren’s life and career in fashion today. Viewers can catch up on all six seasons, with full episodes available on A monumental piece of reality television history, THE HILLS premiered on MTV in May 2006, and quickly became a widespread cultural phenomenon, reaching nearly 7 million Canadians over its six seasons on MTV. A spin-off of the hit MTV series LAGUNA BEACH, THE HILLS followed Lauren “LC” Conrad, along with her friends, Heidi, Audrina, and Whitney as they chased different dreams in the same city of Los Angeles. The LAGUNA BEACH and THE HILLS franchise also spawned one of the first-ever after show formats, MTV Canada’s original talk series aptly titled THE AFTER SHOW. Taped in front of a live studio audience from MTV’s iconic Masonic Temple in Toronto, THE AFTER SHOW, which was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy incorporated audience members, emailers, webcam participants, as well as numerous series stars in person, or via phone, offering sardonic yet witty discussion and dissection of the episode’s drama, fashion, and cast lives. The iconic series produced some of the best memorable moments in reality TV history. Let THE HILLS nostalgia begin:
  1. Always wear waterproof mascara: Lauren’s single mascara tear is one of the most-memorable reality TV cries.
  2. Homeboy wore combat boots to the beach”: It’s hot out there. So keep it to flip flops, not combat boots, or people will ridicule you with the famous Lauren Conrad line.
  3. She’s going to always be known as the girl who didn’t go to Paris”: Lauren may have been a little bit boy-crazy, giving up an amazing opportunity working at Teen Vogue in Paris for boyfriend-of-the-moment Jason.
  4. Life’s tough, get a helmet”: Brody’s beach party was a night full of lessons. After Justin Bobby left Audrina and her motorcycle helmet behind, Lauren taught viewers that life is tough, and therefore we should all get a helmet.
  5. I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you”: Sometimes it is best to forgive someone and forget them, like Lauren had to eventually tell Heidi.
  6. When Lisa Love finally let Lauren go to Paris with Whitney, LC did not take the best precautions. She carelessly left her gown for the Crillon Ball beside her hot flat iron. Luckily she had the connections to get a new one.
  7. He’s a sucky person”: If your best friend tells you a boy is a sucky person, like the ever-so-charming Spencer Pratt, she’s probably right. LC always kept it real.
  8. Watch your step when you’re wearing Hilary Swank’s Oscar dress on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. We’re looking at you, Whitney.

About MTV:
From fashion and politics to lifestyles and trends, MTV is all about the stories of young amazing lives from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Available across multiple platforms, including online at and live on Bell Mobile TV, MTV pushes boundaries with innovative original programming.  MTV is available in 6.5 million households across Canada and is a Canadian-programmed and managed business. MTV is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. MTV in Canada is one of 63 MTV-branded services available in 152 territories around the world.

Source: Numeris. Includes all airings. May 31, 2006 – July 13, 2010.

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