The Hills

Summer report card<br>
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<b>" <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ENTTV00000043" title="The Hills (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-hills-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV00000043.topic">The Hills</a>" (MTV)</b><br>
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<b>Performance:</b> Summer wouldn't be complete without <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB005360" title="Lauren Conrad" href="/topic/entertainment/lauren-conrad-PECLB005360.topic">Lauren Conrad</a> and her many foes, giving viewers the Monday night drama needed to power through the workweek. So far, the sun-kissed gang has stood strong against the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" 150731515" title="Beijing Games" href="/topic/sports/beijing-games-150731515.topic">Beijing Olympics</a> -- more than 3.5 million tuned in to the first episode, giving "The Hills" its second-best premiere -- and ratings continue to climb. The media haven't lost interest either: Lauren's carefully made up face graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly for the first time in advance of the fourth season.<br>
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<b>Assessment:</b> Too early to tell, but things look like they'll be getting juicy. All thanks to <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/08/the-hills.html">budding villainess Stephanie</a>. Audrina's early smackdown with Lo made for a nice season launch, and thanks to <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/07/the-hills-steph.html">MTV's extended season four trailer</a>, audiences can count on Lauren getting betrayed repeatedly before it's all over. All of which at least <i>seems</i> more interesting that last year's Speidi break-up nonsense.<br>
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<b>Grade: B </b>
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Summer report card

" The Hills" (MTV)

Performance: Summer wouldn't be complete without Lauren Conrad and her many foes, giving viewers the Monday night drama needed to power through the workweek. So far, the sun-kissed gang has stood strong against the Beijing Olympics -- more than 3.5 million tuned in to the first episode, giving "The Hills" its second-best premiere -- and ratings continue to climb. The media haven't lost interest either: Lauren's carefully made up face graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly for the first time in advance of the fourth season.

Assessment: Too early to tell, but things look like they'll be getting juicy. All thanks to budding villainess Stephanie. Audrina's early smackdown with Lo made for a nice season launch, and thanks to MTV's extended season four trailer, audiences can count on Lauren getting betrayed repeatedly before it's all over. All of which at least seems more interesting that last year's Speidi break-up nonsense.

Grade: B

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