Falling ratings and lackluster recent seasons aside, MTV evidently felt the positives outweighed the negatives with The Hills and its NYC spinoff The City.
Both will return for new seasons next year!
The Hills, which just aired its fifth season finale Tuesday, was itself a spinoff of the popular Laguna Beach, and a must-see among the crucial 18-34 demo.
Ratings dive-bombed with the departure of Lauren Conrad and the introduction of less appealing characters and fairly vanilla stories this season, however.
The second half of Season Five began in September with just 2.1 million viewers, a sharp decline of around 50 percent from its previous season premieres.
Get ready for new seasons of Kristin, Whitney and cohorts!
Kristin Cavallari, Conrad's former rival on Laguna Beach, took Lauren's place as the series' main protagonist, earning some praise but also much criticism.
Meanwhile, The City, starring Hills alumna Whitney Port, also got the green light for a third season after its similarly mediocre episode a few nights ago.
In its first season, it focused on Whitney, both personally and professionally. This season it tried to be a "workplace drama." Reviews are still mixed.
Can The Hills recapture the drama-crazed, bitchy, guiltily addictive magic of seasons past? Can The City decide what it wants to be?
That remains to be seen, but they'll get a shot!