MTV says "The Hills" is headed for the door — continuing Pulling the Plug on Shows Past Their Prime Week in TV land.
The network Thursday announced plans to market the upcoming sixth season of its docusoap franchise as "The Hills: Final Season." The last batch of new episodes premieres Tuesday, April 27 at 10 p.m.
“We are lucky and honored to have worked with this cast and tell their stories for this long, and we are grateful to the many dedicated fans who have stuck with us over the years," MTV president of programming Tony DiSanto said. "We owe it to those fans, the cast and the show to go out on a high note. And this season will deliver on that goal in terms of drama, story, real emotion and an organic culmination of this saga."
"The Hills" remains a strong ratings performer for MTV, finishing its most recent season as a top 10 show in the network’s young female demos. But in terms of buzz — something hugely important to MTV — the show had kind of petered out, supplanted by another MTV semi-scripted drama, "Jersey Show."
This week has already seen the not-really-news that "Til Death" is over and an actor on "Scrubs" saying that show is done.
We’re gonna add one more to the mix: Fox hasn’t officially canceled "Sons of Tucson" yet. But it will. (No offense to the show’s creators or cast; we’re just looking at the ratings, folks).