Television: 5 Television Series to Heat Up Your Summer

A reality soap, searing drama and improv: TV isn't going on vacation

THE HILLS MTV, WEDNESDAYS, 10 P.M. E.T. Oh, to be young, beautiful and videotaped! This sequel to rich-kids reality soap Laguna Beach follows LB's Lauren Conrad to fashion school in L.A. She moves into a fabulous West Hollywood apartment, then interviews for and just happens to land an internship at Teen Vogue--you keep waiting for the scene in which a 10-carat diamond falls from the sky into her lap. With My Super Sweet 16 and Tiara Girls, The Hills completes a kind of MTV trilogy of princesshood. Yet it's hard not to like Conrad, if only because compared with her idle,...

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