'The Hills' will indeed stay alive sans Lauren

Laurenconrad I guess "The Hills"' producers didn't see my brilliant essay on why the show should end on a high note this spring with Heidi and Spencer's wedding.

MTV officially announced today that the reality series will continue this fall, despite Lauren Conrad's decision to leave it behind. The future storylines will likely focus on newly-married couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

Perhaps we'll get to watch their divorce play out on camera too!

That was mean.

I'm a jerk.

But so is Spencer!

Anyway, at Paley Fest last week, E.P. Liz Gateley did say she hopes that, if the show went forward, Lauren would miss it so much, she'd decide to return.

Lauren responded by looking at the ground and sighing like the weight of the world was on her shoulders.

But, word is, L.C.'s "Laguna Beach" nemesis Kristin Cavallari will willingly step in in her absence. So stay tuned for that.

Though I did argue that the show should end sooner than later, now that I know it'll go on, I'm sure I'll be watching it week after week. Loyally. For as long as it runs. I mean, who am I kidding?

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