Frankie Delgado is heading back to the hills…
The Hills, the popular MTV reality series that ran on the network for six seasons in the late 2000s, is making a comeback.
MTV announced The Hills: New Beginnings which will reunite original cast members, including the 37-year-old Mexican American actor and producer, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles.
With new faces in the picture and returning favorites, The Hills will be back for a new beginning with a 2019 premiere.
Along with Delgado, members of the original series and Laguna Beach — Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Stephanie Pratt and Justin Bobby — were in attendance at the VMAs.
Hints of a revival had been in the air for a while. The network aired the Orange County, CA-based series, a spinoff of its reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, from 2006 to its series finale in July 2010.
Lauren Conrad hosted a The Hillsreunion special in 2016 but it’s unclear whether she will be part of the revival. Kristin Cavallari among other cast members including the now-married Montag and Pratt have said they’d be in for a new incarnation of the series.
MTV has certainly seen success with its reality series revivals (in the U.S. and abroad), most recently its Jersey Shore spinoff, which was cable’s top-rated series in adults 18-34 for Season 1 and returns for Season 2 on Thursday. Its offshoot Floribama Shore returned for Season 2 in July and scored a series-high with nearly 1 million total viewers, up 34% over its Season 1 average.
The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by MTV and Evolution Media.