The Hills: New Beginnings was canceled in January, and star Brody Jenner admits he was happy to be free of the not-so-popular MTV reality reboot.
Brody Jenner was not sad to see The Hills: New Beginnings end and was actually happy about the cancelation. The Hills reboot premiered in 2019 and aired for only two seasons before getting canceled in January 2022. While the show saw the return of popular characters Brody, Audrina Patridge, and controversial classic reality TV couple Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, the show’s original main stars, Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari, did not return. Kristin made a two episode cameo during season 2, but according to Spencer, the rest of the cast did not know how to keep the show interesting. The original series aired from 2006 through 2010 as a spinoff of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and starred Lauren as its main cast member from seasons 1 through 5a and Kristin from seasons 5b through 6.
In May, MTV revealed they would be rebooting the show as The Hills: Next Gen, and it would feature a brand new, younger cast living in Los Angelos and dealing with dating, making it in LA, and more serious topics like race. The original series featured an all-white cast, and its clear the lack of diversity would not fly in today’s society. Upon hearing the news, Audrina admitted she was surprised and a little bitter that MTV did not want to include her in the show. Kristin sympathized with Audrina and felt it was wrong for MTV to not at least warn the original cast about the reboot. However, both stars agreed that they’re not as willing to put their personal lives on TV as they were in their 20s, so they do not have much to offer the show anymore.
While fans were sad to see The Hills: New Beginnings come to an end, Brody did not share the same disappointment. The star told People that he was actually excited not to have to film the reboot anymore. “I was so stoked,“Brody said about how he reacted to the show’s cancelation.”To be honest, yeah. It just was not the same experience. It was very stressful. There was a lot of manipulation involved. It was just a lot.“Like other stars, Brody explained that in his late 30s, his life was much different than it was when the show first aired, and he was 20-something, going out to parties every night, and scouting out girls at the club.
Brody also revealed that MTV was completely honest with him about the show’s plot. He says he was not aware that the show would be following his life but instead thought he would make more of a cameo appearance. According to Brody, MTV told the cast they would come in as the “OGs“but the show would not be focused on their lives, and instead would center around the lives of a new, younger cast, which is what they are planning to do with The Hills: Next Gen. He also explained that he offered MTV some newer stars, like Brandon Lee, who did appear in the show, but MTV turned most of them down. However, Brody’s days with The Hills are not over, as he recently released a trailer for his new rewatch podcast Was It Real? with costars Audrina and Frankie Delgado.
While fans would have loved to see another season of the show, it’s understandable why Brody was happy to see the series come to an end. When Brody first joined The Hills During season 2, he was only 24 years old with far fewer responsibilities than he has now. Fifteen years later, he clearly not in the same place he was and, like the rest of the cast, can not offer the same carefree lifestyle to viewers that he had in his 20s. While The Hills: New Beginnings may be over for good, fans still have a lot to look forward to. With the new reboot on its way and The Hills rewatch podcast coming very soon, the MTV reality series lives on.
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