13-Episode Reality Series Premieres Monday,
December 29 At 10p.m. ET/9p.m. C
First Two Episodes To Air Back-To-Back
NEW YORK, December 18, 2008 – It’s a new job, new
dilemmas and a new city for Whitney Port in MTV’s reality series “The
City” premiering Monday, December 29 at 10p.m. ET/9p.m. Central. In
the first two episodes airing back-to-back, Whitney leaves the
“The Hills” and the familiarity of California behind to strike out
on her own for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work at global
design house Diane Von Furstenberg in New York City.
With a best friend from her past and a guy she's head-over-heels for,
Whitney will balance a new circle of friends as she navigates the
fashion industry’s upper echelon. She is ready to put everything
on the line for the chance at a new life but chasing dreams in the Big
Apple won’t be easy. In a city full of people with their
own agendas, who can Whitney trust?
In the series premiere, Whitney arrives in New York City
during fashion week just in time to start her career at DVF as an image
coordinator. As she embarks on a new job and a new romance, she’s
invited to an “uptown” dinner party by her coworker only to find out
that her “downtown” boyfriend wants no part of that world. In the second
episode airing at 10:30pm, Whitney’s world is turned upside-down when a
boy from her past warns her that her new boyfriend may be cheating, and
while she doubts his motives she wonders if it’s the truth.
As everything around Whitney changes, brand new
characters will join her as they learn together that sometimes the
bright lights of Manhattan can blind you to what’s real. In addition to
Whitney Port, the cast of
“The City” is:
Erin Lucas – One of Whitney's best friends and her closest NYC
confidante. Erin is a downtown party-girl who loves life and isn’t
looking to settle down. Why date one, if you can get away with more?
The one person Whitney can call a friend upon her arrival, Erin will
help Whitney navigate the dating scene of New York City.
Jay Lyon, – An Australian musician and the new love in Whitney’s
life until a face from her past threatens to end their romance just
as it begins. He adores Whitney but with so many temptations lurking
around every corner of New York City and newly out of a long-term
relationship, can he step up and become the man that Whitney needs?
Palermo – A native New Yorker and girl-about-town, Olivia is a
socialite who knows New York City from top to bottom. Her A-list
lifestyle is a glamorous mix of society parties, charity events,
celebrity galas and her own get-togethers for her fashionable
friends. A public relations coordinator and Whitney’s co-worker at
Diane Von Furstenberg, climbing fashion’s corporate ladder might not
allow them to be both colleagues and friends.
Adam Senn – A restaurant owner and model from Texas, Adam is
Jay's best friend and roommate. Adam is completely devoted to his
model girlfriend who travels the world constantly, but when she's
away, Adam finds out the hard way that the pressures of balancing
love and success in the big city can quickly build.
Whitney fans who can’t wait until December 29 can head
http://TheCity.MTV.com to browse through exclusive new cast photos
and bios, watch the show trailer and get the latest "City" gossip on the
Remote Control blog. After premiere, “City” devotees can log on to watch
full episodes, get episode summaries and view photo flipbooks. Through
MTV Mobile will give fans on-the-go the “City” scoop from weekly
episode guides and polls to full episodes and photo galleries.
“The City” is created by Adam DiVello. Adam DiVello, Liz Gateley
and Sean Travis serve as executive producers. Colin Nash is co-executive
producer. Catherine K. Whyte is MTV’s executive-in-charge of production.
Spike Van Briesen and Sophia Rossi serve as supervising producers for