In a recent LA Time’s article about MTV’s new direction about being youthful and hip again, they asked about Laguna Beach’s next season situation.
The channel is so committed to the new strategy that even the future of the once-groundbreaking franchise “Laguna Beach” is in question. Gary Auerbach, executive producer of the teen docu-soap, said it was difficult to tell whether the show, MTV’s biggest launch since “Newlyweds,” would return. Whatever happens, the series will live online as the game Virtual Laguna Beach on vMTV.com, the network’s home for virtual gaming.
The same article talks about new shows coming to the channel, and one’s that flop this past year, including Maui Fever.
It also states that last week’s finale of The Hills did a great job of showcasing MTV’s new feel.
The after-show following last month’s finale of “The Hills” was a mishmash of media, combining a live studio audience, online instant messaging and a Q&A between the series’ cast and home viewers conducted via webcam.