Your favourite villain from The Hills just launched an unexpected TV show.

If you’re a millennial woman, then chances are you grew up watching Kristin Cavallari morph into the ultimate reality TV “villain” right before your very eyes.

Since finishing off The Hills on a scandalous note (remember that scene at the end of the finale when she jumped out of the car, and the sets came down proving the whole show had been a lie? Iconic.)

The Hills aired for six seasons, from 2006 through to 2010, and quickly become a pop culture phenomenon and a ratings hit while also launching the careers of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag , Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Spencer Pratt.

It was also the series that introduced audiences to the idea of “scripted reality TV”, a TV genre that is still going strong today with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise and their various spin-off shows.

Since her exit from The Hills, Kristin has taken a little time out of the reality TV game to marry former professional football player, Jay Cutler, and give birth to three children, Camden, five, Jaxon, four and Saylor, two.

Now based in Nashville, her new TV series Very Cavallari follows Kristin’s life as she launches a flagship store for her lifestyle product line, Uncommon James.

The 31-year-old has said in many past interviews that her “bitchy” persona was all an act for the cameras at the time of filming The Hills and that she was basically an actress playing a role instead of presenting her true self on camera.

Kristin Cavallari in her brand new TV show. Source: hayu.

However, even with her newly minted grown-up attitude, this new season looks like it will be packed with the same amount of drama as her past TV appearances.

The central story-line follows Kristin as she sets up the new headquarters for her rapidly expanding fashion and lifestyle brand, which includes employees traipsing in and out of her home, taking a toll on her husband’s nerves.


The cast of Very Cavallari is filled out with her staff (who her husband calls "her minions" which is just a tad problematic)  and just like any good supporting reality cast, they exist solely to create B-plot story-lines packed with tension and drama.

The core team Kristin has hired to support her in building up her business are social media director, Shannon, who is never shy about speaking her mind and Brittainy, a type-A workaholic brought in to manage the Uncommon James store.

There is also office assistant called Reagan, who comes with an off-beat sense of humour but can be very forgetful.

If you've ever watched just an hour of reality TV at some point in your life, you can probably  already guess how this is all about to play out.

The cast of Very Cavallari. Source: hayu.

With everyone working together in the new space and a few new hires joining the team, personalities begin to clash, relationships intertwine, arguments erupt and love triangles begin to form.

If your soul has been longing for all the drama and angst found on The Hills, then Very Cavallari might be the antidote you have been looking for.

Watching Kristin on screen as a businesswoman and a mother of three may seem a far cry away from her days as a raucous LA party girl, but it seems like there will still be just enough spice and drama here to keep fans interested.

Very Cavallari premieres on Monday 9 July on hayu, with a new episode dropping every Monday, the same day as the U.S. 

If you're looking to take a trip down memory lane, complete seasons of The Hills and Laguna Beach are also available to stream or download on hayu.