The Hills to Fade into the Sunset
03/25/2010 AT 12:00 AM EDT
After years of shopping, hook-ups and catfights, Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt and their costars on MTV's popular show will be going their separate ways, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The Hills became one of MTV's most popular reality shows since it spun off of Laguna Beach, when cameras followed Lauren Conrad as she relocated to Los Angeles. During its run, fans followed the day-to-day dramas of Conrad and her clique of rich California kids as they established themselves in L.A. Along the way, Conrad, Patridge, Montag and the others have all risen to various levels of success in the entertainment industry. Conrad left the show in June of 2009.
But this season's 12 episodes -… which start to air on April 27 -- could be the juiciest of all. It kicks off with Montag heading to Colorado to visit her parents, who see the results of her controversial 10 plastic surgeries for the first time.
Viewers also can expect to watch Partridge's budding romance with singer Ryan Cabrera, Cavallari struggling with rumors of drug abuse and Stephanie Pratt dealing with sobriety after a DUI arrest last year. Heidi and Spencer's relationship will also be a major storyline, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"We are lucky and honored to have worked with this cast and tell their stories for this long, and we are grateful to the many dedicated fans who have stuck with us over the years," MTV's President of Programming Tony DiSanto said in a statement. "We owe it to those fans, the cast and the show to go out on a high note. And this season will deliver on that goal in terms of drama, story, real emotion and an organic culmination of this saga."
But will Conrad return for the final episodes of The Hills? According to EW, show creator Adam DiVello promises a conclusion to the drama that started in Laguna Beach, so prepare for a possible final showdown between Kristin and Lauren! --Jennifer Garcia and Blane Bachelor
Tell us: Will you miss The Hills Team Kristin or Team Lauren?Jesse Grant/Getty