The Hills premiered in 2006 as a spin-off show of the MTV series Laguna Beach. It centered around Lauren Conrad's move to Los Angeles and the friends she acquired. She was literally the voice of this show, narrating each episode. When she decided to leave the show after five seasons, the series went on with Lauren's Laguna Beach costar Kristin Cavallari stepping in to fill her shoes as the main star. Sure, The Hills became a completely different show by the end of it, but they were able to go on capturing hearts and reality TV fans everywhere for an entire new season before the show ended in 2010.
Now, eight years since the show's cancellation, MTV is hoping that history can repeat itself with the new Hills reboot, because there are some key players missing from the second round of the show. The cast of The Hills: New Beginnings won't feature either lead from The Hills — unfortunately neither Lauren nor Kristin are on board with the reboot. Speaking of Lauren's decision to stay away from the reboot, People reported a source that said, “She’s in a different place in her life." That same source added, "But she wants everyone to enjoy themselves. She wishes everyone the best.”
As for Kristin, it seems pretty obvious why she won't be a part of The Hills: New Beginnings: she has her own reality TV show with her name in the title. Her E! show Very Cavallari is all about building up her brand in Nashville, Tennessee, and just got picked up for a Season 2, which means she's got her own reality show to work on without adding a new one to the list. "She [Kristin] can’t do the show because she has a contract with E!," a source reportedly told People. That same person emphasized, "But she’s still close with Heidi [Montag] and Spencer [Pratt] and is excited for them."
But what about the rest of the originals Hills cast? Here's everything we know about who is officially returning for the Hills reboot, and who is still on the fence.