The half-hour, third-season finale of The Hills on Dec. 10 will be only a small part of a big two-day season-ending telecast that MTV is planning for its popular reality TV series.
On the big night, MTV and the cast will present The Hills Finale: Live in Hollywood, broadcast live from L.A. hot spot Area, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The finale itself airs at 10 p.m. ET, followed by a live after-show, during which the ladies will answer questions from viewers and then make "an announcement that will leave fans wanting more," according to MTV.
The audience at the live show will include up to 40 winners of "The Hills Biggest Fan Contest," which is accepting video submissions through Dec. 3 from fans explaining why they love the series.
The season finale celebration will actually begin the day before, on Dec. 9, when MTV airs The Hills: Lauren Looks Back, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Described as a "video scrapbook" of Conrad's life from her senior year at Laguna Beach High to her life today, it will feature Conrad talking about her friendships and loves through the years, from Stephen Colletti to Jason Wahler to Brody Jenner. –Tim Nudd