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The City is an MTV reality television series. The first spin-off of MTV's, The Hills, it follows one of the show's former cast members, Whitney Port, as she moves to New York City to work for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. The program premiered on December 29, 2008 and concluded its first full season on December 1, 2009. The second season premiered on April 27, 2010 and concluded on July 13, 2010.
The show was revamped following a relatively unsuccessful first half-season. Most of the main characters were dropped, with the exception of Port and Olivia Palermo. At this time, the series saw the addition of two new main characters, Roxy Olin and Erin Kaplan, as well as several recurring characters. Whitney rejoined her former boss Kelly Cutrone at the public relations firm, People's Revolution, while Palermo joined the staff of Elle magazine.
In October 2010, Port confirmed that MTV had canceled the series.
Whitney is the series' narrator. She moved to New York after the fourth season on the The Hills, in which she was featured, to pursue a job opportunity at Diane von Furstenberg. From the second half of the first season onward, she works at People's Revolution.
Olivia is Whitney's former co-worker and rival at Diane von Furstenberg.
Roxy is Whitney's friend, roommate, and co-worker at People's Revolution. She joined the series in the second half of the first season.
Erin is Whitney's friend and Olivia's rival and co-worker at Elle. She joined the series in the second half of the first season and is credited as "Director, Public Relations, Elle Magazine."
Jay is Whitney's boyfriend. He eventually became a supporting cast member in the second half on the first season before leaving following the conclusion of the season.
Erin is Whitney's friend. She left the series after the first half of the first season.
Adam is Jay's roommate. He eventually became a supporting cast member in the second half of the first season before leaving following the conclusion of the season.
Samantha was originally credited as "Assistant Buyer, Bergdorf Goodman," and eventually became "Whitney's Friend."
Kelly is credited as "Owner, People's Revolution."
Joe is credited as "Creative Director, Elle Magazine."
Seth is credited as "Robbie's Assistant."
Bryn is a close friend of Olivia and a co-worker at ELLE. Bryn is credited as "ELLE Intern".
Allie is credited as "Adam's Girlfriend", then "Whitney's Friend".
On October 25, 2010, after months of speculation, Whitney Port confirmed to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show the series has been canceled, leaving many questions unanswered following the second season finale and cancellation.
The City premiered on December 29, 2008 in the 10 P.M. Monday time slot. The show premiered to an averaged 1.6 million viewers, a significant drop-off from the Season 4 Finale of The Hills, which averaged 2.6 million viewers just the week before. Despite the low ratings The City was renewed for a second season which premiered on April 27, 2010 at the 10:30 P.M. Tuesday time slot to an average 1.9 million viewers. The season 2 and series finale of the series averaged the highest rating yet, 2.3 million viewers.
Kelly Cutrone, PR fashion maven and mentor to Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, had a huge presence on The Hills, and The City, and also starred in her own show, Kell on Earth, which debuted on Bravo on February 1, 2010.
See List of The City (MTV series) episodes for more information
MTV and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs for some MTV shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art themselves. Season One: Part One was also released in Australia on November 3, 2009 with alternative cover art.
As of July 30, 2010, Amazon.com has the complete series now available for order worldwide.
# Of Episodes
# Of Discs
Season One: Part One
August 11, 2009
Includes Episodes 1-13, Whitney Looks Back Special
Season One: Part Two
December 17, 2009
Includes Episodes 14-23
The Complete First Season (exact same packaging and features as Part 1/ Part 2)
December 17, 2009
Includes all 23 Episodes from Season 1, plus extras.
The Complete Second Season
July 30, 2010
Includes all 12 Episodes from Season 2, plus extras.