After three seasons of dramatizing the daily lives of the privileged youth of Laguna Beach, MTV will move a few miles north to dramatize the lives of the even more privileged youth of Newport Beach.
"Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County," will premiere at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15 with a cast from Newport Harbor High School. Like "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," the show will focus on a few personalities in their senior year in a narrative feature format.
"Laguna Beach" made stars of its featured high-schoolers, some of whom went on to pursue careers in entertainment and populate the pages of US Weekly. One of them, Lauren Conrad, will star in the third season of the spin-off "The Hills," also starting next month on MTV.
After Season 2, the "Laguna Beach" cast changed -- its main love triangle of Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti was no longer on the show. Its new cast failed to ignite viewers' interest in Season 3, and the show's ratings suffered.