Weeks after the Jersey Shore cast spoke out against MTV's plans to reboot their series with a new cast, Audrina Patridge is expressing her own disappointment after being taken by surprise by the network's announcement that The Hills will be rebooted — again — this time with a new cast of twentysomethings.
Patridge and several of her castmates from MTV's original The Hills appeared in the show's 2019 revival, The Hills: New Beginnings, but it was cancelled earlier this year after two seasons.
During an appearance on TalkShopLive to promote her new book Choices, Patridge told fans "I'm a little bummed out about it, but I guess they want a younger generation."
She went on to say that she and her fellow castmates hadn't received a heads-up about the new show, explaining that "we all sent each other like, DMs and messages, texting of what was out there from Instagram, like, the announcement. And were like, 'Oh, my gosh. I cannot believe they are redoing The Hills' and like, 'What the heck?'"
MTV announced The Hills: Next Gen last month, promising a new "more diverse" cast, and storylines that will focus on issues of race, class, identity, addiction, and family drama, set against the backdrop of Malibu.
Patridge did concede that she plans on watching on the new show. "I'm going to have to tune in, she said. "There's no way I can't."
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Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer.