The Hills: New Beginnings Season 3 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

After MTV's success with the reality show "Laguna Beach" that followed high school kids living in the famed California beach town in Orange County, they knew they needed a spinoff. The network hit the jackpot with "The Hills," as it aired at both the perfect time and with the perfect storyline (via The Ringer).

With Lauren Conrad back on television after a successful run on "Laguna Beach," "The Hills" was one of the first reality tv shows to propel its cast members into stardom. It was nearly a decade later that MTV decided to reboot the show as "The Hills: New Beginnings" (per People).

Conrad chose not to return to the reboot, and the show overall was met with mixed reviews. However, whether they want to admit it or not, fans of the original series tuned in every week to see what some of their favorite reality show pioneers were up to.

Mixed reviews aside, the drama produced on the show is exactly what MTV was looking for. After two seasons, it is likely we will see a third.

Fans could expect a release date soon

According to Gizmo Story, fans might be able to expect MTV to announce a third season of "The Hills: New Beginnings" by the end of September, if not early October. However, there is no official news surrounding the third season yet. Due to all the drama that unfolded during the show's second season, it seems highly likely a third season will be coming sooner rather than later.

However, according to one of the show's stars, Spencer Pratt, there should not be a third season (via Entertainment Tonight). Pratt and his wife, Heidi Montag, have been on the show since the OG seasons. They have always found themselves at the center of the drama. They cite the show's break in filming during the pandemic as the shift that made them go from stars to villains.

Montag stated in an interview with ET, "Before the pandemic, we were filming for a few months and then obviously we shut down for almost a year, but the storylines were completely different of everyone's realities they were going through and then we shut down and everyone pretended like none of that happened," Montag says. "And our lives hadn't changed because we've been the same. Everyone else seemed to have had amnesia."

Will there be a change to the cast?

While Pratt and Montag are not MTV executives and they have no evidence outside of their own opinions to suggest the show will not be returning for a third season, they have a lot of opinions. According to Grazia, Pratt believes that if the show does return for another season, the cast would have to be completely different.

"I would imagine if there was a season 3, it would be with an all-new cast because after this season, I don't see how everyone would be able to be in the same room once this airs," Pratt said. "We don't even know what people are saying in their testimonials." Montag chimed in, "This group, I feel like, holds grudges to the end."

The cast for season 2 included "The Hills" alumni Audrina Partridge, Brody Jenner, Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, Jason Wahler, Justin Bobby, and Frankie Delgado. It also added a brief cameo from Kristin Cavallari of "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" fame. The show also featured Mischa Barton from "The O.C." and Brandon Thomas Lee, the son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (via People).

If Pratt is on to something with the assumption that the cast would need to change for the third season, it's unclear who would be the ones to exit.

Are Heidi and Spencer getting their own show?

Pratt and Montag have never had it easy on "The Hills" franchise. From the original season into the second, they have been portrayed as villains. After they leaked a story that Conrad had a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, "The Hills: New Beginnings" cast member Wahler, fans of the show and fellow members of the cast have had strong opinions against them (via Us Weekly). They've said time and time again they were done with the franchise, but have returned. They're back to stating they won't come back for a third season but are they bluffing?

According to Daily Mail, they won't need to return to "The Hills: New Beginnings" because they are getting a spinoff series of their own. The show will feature their business, Prat Daddy, which is an online crystal retailer. The focal point will be their employees.

"I'm the most boring person in my life; Heidi's the second. She's more entertaining than me, but the people around us, in real life, want to be stars. They're all young [and] cool," he said, "Our employees are all stars. The Pratt Daddy universe is mind-bogglingly entertaining."

At this time, there is no confirmation that the Pratts will get their own spinoff series.