- 2 Seasons
The City is an MTV reality series that chronicles the life of Whitney Port after she leaves California to join the fashion world in New York City. It was not as successful as the first MTV reality series in which Port was featured. The series was cancelled after two seasons that ran from 2008 to 2010. When Whitney moves to New York City, she begins working for Diane von Furstenberg. Within a few months, she begins working for People's Revolution for a fashion publicist with whom she had worked in California -- Kelly Cutrone. Kelly is a cutthroat boss who is no nonsense. Whitney is used to this and appears to be one of her more competent and trusted employees. Because of Whitney's profession, much of the series revolves around the New York fashion scene. Characters in the show include Whitney Port's friends, co-workers, bosses, rivals and love interests. The most prominent of these cast mates is Olivia Palermo who is often seen as Port's rival and a snide socialite. Whitney gets a roommate halfway through the first season that is named Roxy and becomes her close friend. After Whitney leaves work with Diane von Furstenberg, so does Olivia. Whitney goes to work for People's Revolution and Olivia goes to work with Elle. Rather than following only Whitney, the show follows Olivia at Elle as well, so there are several characters that come from the Elle offices. A lot of the first part of the series centers on Whitney's relationship with musician Jay. She goes through several ups and downs with him before deciding to break it off. She focuses much more on her career than on her love life. After the split, Jay was no longer on the show. The rest of it was more about Whitney's social life with her friends and her work life.