Lauren Conrad heads back to MTV for reality show

Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:03pm EDT
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By Leslie Bruce

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "Hills" star Lauren Conrad is set to return to the MTV network that made her famous for a new reality project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed exclusively.

Conrad, 24, will be the focus of a documentary-style reality series for MTV following the budding fashion designer as she creates a line of evening wear and builds a fashion house -- from the ground up.

"I'm so excited to take on this new project that really focuses on my true passion," Conrad tells THR. "I'm happy to be partnering with MTV because I have had such an amazing relationship with them and love being a part of the network."

Berman Braun will be producing the new reality series.

"We are thrilled to be in business with a terrific young entrepreneur like Lauren," Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun said in a statement to THR. "It will be a lot of fun to be exploring her new work adventure with her."

"We are so excited to be working with Lauren again," Tony DiSanto, president of programing at MTV, tells THR. "She is family we are very proud of her. When we shot the test tape for Laguna Beach she was 17 now she's a mogul."

With the third installment of her teen novel series due out next month, the N.Y. Times best-selling author has already established herself in the fashion world with the Lauren Conrad collection that debuted at L.A. Fashion Week in March 2008 and launched a line of casual wear with Kohl's department stores in 2009.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit and Bob Tourtellotte)