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Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, often referred to simply as Newport Harbor, is an MTV reality television series, documenting the lives of several teenagers living in Newport Harbor, an affluent seaside community located in Orange County, California, United States. It differs from the usual reality show in that it is structured as a traditional narrative (seen more commonly in fictionalized television dramas or soap operas) than a straightforward observant documentary style.
The series premiered on August 13, 2007 and concluded on January 2, 2008. The series was created as a successor to Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County to avoid cancelling the series for lack of a fourth season plotline. However, Newport Harbor proved to be unsuccessful and was cancelled after two seasons.
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County was initially developed as a documentary of teens living in the wealthy, beachside community of the same name. The first two seasons were successful, which led to the creation of the spin-off, The Hills, though the third season's ratings took a massive dip after the original cast left the series and was replaced by a set of current high school students.
With a lack of interest in casting for the fourth season, MTV and the producers considered relocating, scouting numerous other wealthy Southern California towns, including San Marino, Anaheim Hills, Rancho Santa Fe, and Malibu before deciding to base the show in Newport Harbor, an area of the city of Newport Beach. This series was labeled a "love story show", since it seemed most of the series was based around Chrissy Schwartz and Clay Adler.
"The good girl", Clay's on/off girlfriend, Sasha's best friend.
Chrissy's on/off boyfriend, Grant's best friend.
Clay's best friend.
"The girl all the boys want," Chase's ex-girlfriend.
Chrissy's best friend.
Taylor's on/off boyfriend, Allie's ex-boyfriend.
Chase's on/off girlfriend.
Allie's best friend, who clocked up more camera time than Sasha & Taylor combined.
Chase's college girlfriend, Chrissy's college roommate, who clocked up more camera time than Taylor.
Chrissy's college roommate.
Chrissy's brief college boyfriend.
Chrissy and Sasha's friend.
Courtney's boyfriend and Clay's friend.
Matt "Krutch" Kretschmar
Clay and Grant's friend and Samantha's prom date.
Pretty In Pink
Thrill Of The Chase
Sealed With A Kiss
Shes Out, Im In?
The 'V' Word
You Are Not Replaceable
Season 2: Home For The Holidays
Are We Or Aren't We?
Caught In The Act
It's O-V-E But Not R
All I Want for Christmas...
Season 2, or aka "Home For The Holidays" is a special set of 4 episodes. The kids of Newport Harbor are returning home for the holidays from college. This is a special appearing for four weeks which means four new episodes of the cast coming home for Thanksgiving/Christmas break. This special showed Chrissy's new college life at UC Santa Barbara and her interactions with her new found college friends and sorority sisters. People in college are a lot different from high school people and one college student in particular, named Billy has caught Chrissy's attention. Chrissy's long distance boyfriend Clay back in Newport Beach was starting to fade away gradually when she started to hang out with Billy more. Clay and Grant decided to do a surprise visit to Santa Barbara and attended a college party and caught Chrissy with Billy. After talking to Clay, both she and Clay have decided to take a break. However, upon returning for Thanksgiving Chrissy realized she regretted breaking up with Clay. In the last episode, Chrissy was able to win Clay's heart back and gain back his trust for good. These episodes are in fact depicted as Season 2 according to MTV. After only 2 seasons, the show was canceled.
The website Amazon.com had struck a deal with many companies to produce DVDs of certain shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art themselves. The complete series was released on Amazon's website on August 29, 2008, in a three disc set.