LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lauren Conrad is returning to MTV for a new reality show, but it’s nothing like The Hills. Lauren Conrad’s reality show return comes after months of networks allegedly fighting for broadcast rights. While the format of the show has yet to be confirmed, Conrad has previously confirmed to news that she wants to return, on her own terms. Among them, LC has expressed a new exec-produced reality show will allow her to turn off the cameras at her desired moment. “The only way I’d return to reality television would be if it allowed me to decide when the cameras stop,” she previously told US Magazine.
At only age 24, Conrad has spent much of her time on the small screen. And despite notable entries into fashion, LC’s big cash payday success has been publishing.
Previous LALATE news reports have noted Conrad’s plans to convert her best sellers into feature films. Conrad has confirmed the news, much after the success of her first book. “We’re hoping for a movie deal. I’m working on [adapting the book for the movies] right now, but I don’t want to commit to anything until I see all my options. We have had a lot of exciting news in that respect, though.”
Conrad had said the departure from the Hills was bittersweet. For fans, including LALATE, The Hills wasn’t the same show after LC’s exit. One season later, The Hills was no more.
Conrad admitted at the time it was hard to leave television viewers since they ahve layed “such a prominent part” of her life. And while LC was “very happy” at the time with her decision, she was content with her exit from tv. Yet, viewers and fans were never quite sure why Lauren Conrad left television.
Considering her new return, compared against her statements on leaving the Hills in 2009, it appears that Conrad’s departure was because of the evasiveness of production shooting at the time, far beyond her control. She said in 2009 that “putting my personal relationships and struggles on television wasn’t always easy.”
The question clearly LALATE and viewers might wonder is what type of ratings Conrad without a protagonist will pull in. The Hills without LC pulled less than 2 million viewers. Conrad the season before pulled roughly 3 million viewers.