'The Hills' to End; Last Season Will Address Heidi's Surgery
The Hills will officially be over later this year.
The MTV reality hit's sixth season -- debuting April 27 -- will be its last, UsMagazine.com has confirmed. Prior to this announcement, a show insider said in the new issue Us Weekly that the majority of the cast "want[ed] off" the series, whose ratings plummeted 30 percent last year.
"I think we've told the story of struggle and of finding yourself in L.A.," creator Adam DiVello told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday of the show, which catapulted the careers of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge and others.
"A lot of these kids have found themselves and have certainly embarked on different careers and different paths," DiVello added. Indeed: former star Conrad left the show two seasons ago and is now a bestselling novelist and designer.
Heidi Montag recently recorded a pop album Supernatural and her first feature film, Just Go With it (with Jennifer Aniston). A Spencer Pratt source recently shot down rumors that he was quitting the show to fight cyber crime. (An insider confirmed to UsMagazine.com that he "flipped out" on a producer and MTV asked him to take a six-episode leave and anger mangement classes.)
DiVello says that season 6 will deal with Montag's shocking transformation via plastic surgery. "Our cameras are there that minute the mother opens the door and sees her daughter for the first time."
The final twelve episodes will also focus on Heidi and Spencer's marriage, Patridge's new boyfriend Ryan Cabrera, and Kristin Cavallari's rumored drug abuse.