MTV is bringing viewers more of “The Hills.” The network has given the greenlight to a third season of the reality show with a 10-episode order. It’s set to debut in the summer.
The news comes after the second-season finale of “Hills,” which is currently MTV’s top-rated show, at 10 p.m. Monday. Following the success of the live “The Hills After Show” on Monday night, MTV is planning to schedule another live telecast after the third-season finale.
Season 2 outperformed the first season in total viewers (up 9 percent to average 2.7 million viewers), persons 12-24 (up 15 percent to 1.7 million) and persons 12-34 (up 8 percent to 2.2 million), according to Nielsen Media Research.
In addition, MTV.com delivered nearly 18 million show-related streams, including nearly 1 million live “After Show” streams, while “Virtual Hills,” introduced shortly after Season 2 began, and its sister site “Virtual Laguna Beach” have more than 600,000 registered users.