Aspiring fashionista Whitney Port may be sufficiently blond and likable to pass as a reality TV star. But everyone agrees she's no Lauren Conrad.

That may be trouble, not only for Port's fledgling show, The City, a spinoff of the hugely successful The Hills, but for the whole documentary-soap genre that Lauren and her cohorts pioneered, according to the UK's Globe and Mail.

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Despite less than stellar ratings, Whitney Port's new and sort-of-boring MTV reality show, The City, has already been renewed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first season debuted less than a month ago, December 29. The Hills spinoff was greeted with much hype but hasn't delivered much in the way of ratings.

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Whitney Port recently moved from The Hills to The City. It's a new City, but the drama certainly hasn't been dialed down since our girl moved East. On the contrary.

Taking time to discuss last night's episode, entitled "He Never Said He Had a Girlfriend," Whitney focused on the escalating fight between Adam Senn and his model girlfriend Allie, which we saw unfold in last week's episode.

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Whitney Port may be taking a break from city life - but the reality star is very much hard at work, filming a scene for her series The City on the beach in Miami.

Here's the former Hills star contemplating life (or meditating, or arguing with someone, or who the heck knows what else) while looking terrific in a bikini ...

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The Hills-turned-The City star Whitney Port took a break from her Big Apple adventures Tuesday, doing some shopping at Barney's back home in Beverly Hills.

Whitney's blue and pink flowery top won't make any celebrity fashion must have lists, but it's certainly more appropriate in L.A. than her new home of N.Y.C.!

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The second installment of The City was kinda weak last night, but what are you gonna do. It's hard to one-up Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor on the same night.

Oh well. In typical fashion, The Hollywood Gossip staff has recapped the episode, "The L Word," awarding and deducting points as it sees fit. Here's our rundown ...

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After the first two episodes of The City premiered Monday night, the lovely Whitney Port took to the Internets to post some thoughts on her official site.

What was it like leaving L.A. for life in N.Y.C.? Or having cameras film her first date with Jay? Here's Whitney Port's take on The City - in her own words!

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The City debuted last night with back-to-back episodes, "If She Can Make it Here..." and "The Truth Will Reveal Itself." The Hills spinoff did not disappoint.

In typical fashion, The Hollywood Gossip will be recapping every episode, awarding and deducting points as it sees fit. Last night's introduction to the series found Whitney Port overwhelmed by co-workers, friends and boyfriend drama in N.Y.C.

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After the emotional fourth season finale of The Hills, in which Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's big wedding was revealed to be ... not a legal wedding, the bar has officially been raised for how far a "reality" show can stretch the truth.

Good to see The Hills' spinoff, The City, hitting the ground running in an attempt to match its parent show's penchant for reenactments and faux drama.

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The City Quotes

From the beginning of The Hills, I was very career-oriented. I had had a boyfriend for the first year and a half, and I made a conscious effort to keep that to myself. I just didn't want to be that vulnerable.

Whitney Port

I just want to live a normal life.

Whitney Port