'The Hills' Picked Up For Season 6 Despite Ratings Slope

“The Hills” may have sloped in the ratings after the departure of Lauren Conrad, but it has been picked up for a sixth season, Variety reported on Wednesday night.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, around one-third of the “The Hills” audience tuned out after the 23-year-old LC departed the MTV reality show, but it will get a new season. “The City,” starring former “Hills” star Whitney Port, has been picked up for another season as well.

Prior to the conclusion of Season 5, “The Hills” cast Lauren’s “Laguna Beach” frenemy Kristin Cavallari after LC announced her departure from the show. Since joining the docu-soap, Kristin has created a host of on-screen trouble with the cast, including friction with Audrina Patridge over on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bobby.

But she recently told the Los Angeles Times, that things between them were less heated than they appeared.

“With music and editing they can make it seem that way, but it wasn’t romantic with Justin and I at all because I didn’t trust him,” Kristin said in an interview following the show’s Season 5 Part 2 finale, in which the pair seemed to decide to give their budding relationship a chance. “Just because we kissed doesn’t mean we were intimate.”

Instead, she described their current status as “hanging out and talking.”

“You’re going to have to wait and see what happens on the next season,” she said.

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