Newport Harbor: The (New) Real Orange County

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Haven't gotten your fill of privileged white kids becoming famous for no other reason than for being privileged white kids? Well, then boy are you in luck!

In under a month, Laguna Beach returns… only it's no longer Laguna Beach. It essentially is, only it takes place in a different O.C. locale. Yeah, we're confused too.

In any event, Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County might offer some new scenery, but from the looks of the trailer, the plot elements are pretty much the same.

  • Scheming blonde giant (cough, Brooke Hogan)? Check.
  • Pretty, smart, has-it-all girl with vivacious personality (cough, Kristin Cavallari)? Check.
  • Meek, kinda pathetic girl who doesn't do a lot (cough, Jessica Smith)? You got it.
  • Hunky, shirtless white dudes who mumble a lot and act as foils for the much more interesting girls (cough, Jason Wahler)? Checkmate!

Say goodbye to these Laguna Beach peeps (from last season) and say hello to a whole new crop of upper-class snobby hotties from Newport Harbor! Woohoo!

The surreality unfurls in Newport Harbor on Wednesday, August 15 on MTV. The relocation to the new Orange County city is due in part to a complete network overhaul under the control of new programming chief Tony DiSanto.

Within his new rules, DiSanto has commissioned longer series of some shows and shorter ones of others. Among his moves was to virtually double the run for the hit Laguna Beach spin-off, The Hills, commissioning an 18-episode series.

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