'RetroMTV Brunch' Returns This Summer With a Daily Marathon of 'Laguna Beach' & 'The Hills'

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June 26th, 2013


via press release:


MTV to Debut the Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending to “The Hills”
on Friday, August 9 at 11:30 A.M. ET/PT
Talent from MTV Hit Series “Awkward” and “Girl Code” to
Dish on the Delicious Drama Throughout Each Episode


New York, NY (June 26, 2013) – MTV is going retro once again this summer with the return of pop culture smash hits, “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.”  The “RetroMTV Brunch” marathon will kick off with the very first episode of “Laguna Beach” on Monday, July 8 from 9:00 a.m. ET/PT until 12:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Beginning Tuesday, July 9, the marathon will air every weekday from 8:00 a.m. ET/PT until 12:00 p.m. ET/PT through Friday, August 9 as viewers get to relive seasons one and two of “Laguna Beach” and the full run of “The Hills.”  Fans of “The Hills,” will want to tune-in on Friday, August 9 at 11:30a.m ET/PT as MTV will debut the never-before-aired alternate ending to the series.
During the marathon, stars from the MTV hit series, “Awkward”and “Girl Code” will provide commentary and interviews in celebration of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” Join Molly Tarlov, Jillian Rose Reed, Nicole Byer and Nessa as they dish on their favorite fights, couples and moments that took the pop culture world by storm.
“Laguna Beach” (Seasons 1 – 2):
In 2004, MTV unleashed the first season of “Laguna Beach,” which featured gorgeous teens leading glamorous lives, and viewers discovered what lay beneath the surface of this seemingly perfect community.  “Laguna Beach's” Lauren (aka LC), Lo, Christina, Kristin, Morgan, Trey, Talan and Stephen grew up together, and the tight-knit clique granted MTV an all-access pass inside their lives.
From spring break to prom to graduation, the “Laguna Beach” posse took us along for the ride of their lives and showed us the real-life drama that unfolded during their pivotal senior year in high school.
The de facto leader of the season 1 “Laguna Beach” bunch was down-to-earth LC, who harbored a lifelong crush on her surfer friend Stephen. But Stephen was sort of going out with LC's "rival," Kristin. So wherever the three of them went, drama followed. Season 2 of “Laguna Beach” continued to follow the lives of LC, Stephen and Kristin -- but this time around Kristin was the leader of the pack. After spending just one semester in San Francisco, LC was back in Laguna and Stephen occasionally dropped in to stir things up between her and Kristin.
“The Hills” (Seasons 1 – 6):
When season two of “Laguna Beach” ended, MTV followed LC to “The Hills” of L.A. to watch her as she embarked upon a new fabulous journey. It's one thing to be young and beautiful in Laguna Beach. It's another to be young and beautiful in the city that values it most. “The Hills” followed Lauren (“LC” from “Laguna Beach”) as she made the move from her O.C. digs to Los Angeles, where she chased her dreams of entering the fashion business while balancing a full course load at college and a full social calendar. Through Lauren we met her new roommate, Heidi, who aspired to make the LA nightlife her whole life, Audrina, a receptionist who moved to LA in hopes of becoming a model/actress, and Whitney, Lauren's fashionable co-worker and confidante at Teen Vogue. These four girls took full advantage of being in the “in” crowd of LA, hopping from club, to party, to hot restaurant as they lived the Hollywood lifestyle to the fullest.
About MTV: 
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to http://www.mtvpress.com or follow us on Twitter @MTVPress.
  • steven

    If MTV really wants to go Retro, they should play music videos. Besides, Laguna Beach and The Hills aren’t even old enough to be considered retro.

  • Bart

    You beat me to it, Steven – since when are shows less than 10 years old considered “Retro”??? I have socks older than these silly “reality” shows!!

    Perhaps if MTV actually lived up to its former name of “Music Television”, they could show ACTUAL shows that would be considered “Retro” like “Remote Control” or “Headbangers’ Ball”

  • merrranga

    after they brought back beavis & butthead for a better than ever new season. Mike Judge was told MTV target demo was 14 year old girls and he should look for a new home.

  • MichaelChickless

    To me, Retro MTV would be all music videos AND no (or at least limited) commercials like it was in the 1980s.

  • Joseph

    I agree with Steven, Bart, and Micheal Chickless.

    MTV should go back to its roots and play music videos 24/7.

    They could spin-off the reality shows into an “MTV Reality Network”.

  • Valentina_

    MTV should play The Challenges because its been 24 seasons and no reruns of seasons or nothing

  • Melanie P.

    I did enjoy the Hills and Laguna Beach, but I totally agree with you guys. I too wish, that they would go back and play some old videos. I would love to see Remote Control again. It was so fun!

  • david

    Its to bad they are not showing Darria like last summer. I really like that show.

  • Steve

    Laguna Beach and the Hills were huge hits for MTV and I don’t mind then re-running them sometimes, but they keep going back every year calling it retro. They really need to mix up the retro stuff. Plus, I’m getting really sick of seeing girl code and guy code 24/7. They both suck, are full of unknowns and are not funny. I’d rather see Beavis and Butthead, Daria, old MTV music Documentaries like Ultrasound that could be updated, old VMA’s from The 90’s, The Tom Green Show and even True Life. I understand that MTV needs to appeal to younger people, but do that in prime time. MTV is sitting on so much great classic content and they don’t even play it on MTV 2. It’s a joke.

    And guys, MTV does still play music videos. Usually between like 4-8AM on weekdays. That’s it. And not even everyday. They seem to be more interested in jamming Reduculessness and Girl Code down your throat.

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