The City

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.2  (1,293)

The City was a reality television show that aired on MTV from 2008 to 2010. The show was a spin-off of the popular series, The Hills. Although The Hills centered around Lauren Conrad, The City followed Whitney Port, a former intern at Teen Vogue, as she tried to make it in New York City's fashion industry.

The show showcased the glamorous and fast-paced life of New York City through the eyes of young professionals. Whitney, who had recently moved to the city from Los Angeles, landed a job working for Diane von Furstenberg. Throughout the show, viewers got to see her navigate her new job and her personal life.

One of the main storylines of the show was Whitney's relationship with her long-time boyfriend, Jay. The two struggled to make their long-distance relationship work while Whitney was living in New York and Jay was still in Los Angeles. Throughout the show, viewers got to see the ups and downs of their relationship, and whether or not they could make it work.

Another major storyline of the show was Whitney's friendship with socialite and fashion icon, Olivia Palermo. The two worked together at Diane von Furstenberg, but their friendship was tested when Olivia began to undermine Whitney's work and tried to steal her ideas. Throughout the show, their friendship remained rocky, and viewers were left wondering if they would ever reconcile.

The show also introduced several other characters, including Erin, a fellow intern at Diane von Furstenberg, and Roxy, Whitney's new roommate and friend. Erin and Whitney quickly bonded over their shared experience as interns, but their friendship was tested when Whitney was promoted to a higher position than Erin. On the other hand, Roxy's arrival in the city brought a lot of drama, as she clashed with both Whitney and Olivia.

As the show progressed, several celebrity guests made appearances, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, and Kyle MacLachlan from Sex and the City. Other notable guest stars included Ron Livingston, Bridget Moynahan, Blair Underwood, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Throughout the show, viewers were given a glimpse into the fashion industry in New York City, as Whitney attended fashion shows and events and worked on her own line of clothing. The show also highlighted the challenges of being a young professional in a big city, including dating, making new friends, and navigating the cut-throat world of fashion.

One of the most memorable moments of the show was when Whitney received a job offer to work for Diane von Furstenberg in London. The opportunity was a dream come true for Whitney, but it also meant leaving behind her boyfriend, Jay, and her friends in New York. The season ended with Whitney packing her bags and saying goodbye to her old life, leaving viewers wondering what would happen next.

Overall, The City was a captivating reality television show that explored the life of a young professional in New York City's fashion industry. Whitney's journey through her career and personal life was entertaining to watch, and the addition of guest stars from Sex and the City only added to the show's appeal. Although the show only ran for two seasons, it remains a beloved part of MTV's programming history.

The City is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (37 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2009.

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Lost In Translation
12. Lost In Translation
July 13, 2010
In the season finale of The City, Whitney takes an interview, which may threaten her relationship with Kelly. Meanwhile, Olivia's trip to Japan turns out to be a success.
Roommate Wanted
11. Roommate Wanted
July 6, 2010
Roxy looks for a new place because of the rising contention with Whitney. Olivia reluctantly dresses Ashley Greene in Whitney Eve.
Stage Fight
10. Stage Fight
June 29, 2010
Roxy and Whitney's friendship is tested after Roxy fails to dress a musician in Whitney's clothing line. Meanwhile, Erin needs Olivia's help pulling a look for the "Martha Stewart Show."
One Girl's Trash
9. One Girl's Trash
June 22, 2010
Whitney blames Roxy for a almost ruining a sale. Meanwhile, Erin thinks that Olivia is taking the credit for pulling the outfit for the Ke$ha cover of Elle.
Work Horses and Show Ponies
8. Work Horses and Show Ponies
June 15, 2010
Whitney and Roxy put on a runway show while Olivia promises to deliver an interview for Elle.
The British Are Coming
7. The British Are Coming
June 8, 2010
Olivia's job is in jeopardy, Roxy impresses Kelly at work, and Whitney pursues new business opportunities.
Fashion With a Capital F
6. Fashion With a Capital F
June 1, 2010
Olivia attends a designer's party without wearing their label. Meanwhile, Joe Zee heavily criticizes Whitney's clothing line.
The Belle of Elle
5. The Belle of Elle
May 25, 2010
Olivia and Joe party hop while Roxy's poor judgment could endanger Whitney's career.
Queen of Diamonds
4. Queen of Diamonds
May 18, 2010
Olivia and Erin can't agree on what to dress Fergie in for the cover of ELLE. Whitney goes on a date.
Professionally Dangerous
3. Professionally Dangerous
May 11, 2010
Whitney confronts Olivia about why Olivia didn't interview her for Meanwhile, Roxy and Zach have a meeting that seems more personal.
Friends in High Places
2. Friends in High Places
May 4, 2010
Kelly pushes Whitney to market her line and Erin goes above Olivia to Joe Zee to help Whitney.
Show 'Em What You've Got
1. Show 'Em What You've Got
April 27, 2010
Whitney scrambles to pull her collection together in time for her show at New York Fashion Week, and Olivia shines in her new role at
Where to Watch The City
The City is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The City on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (1,293)