The City

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.1  (1,187)

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.

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Seasons
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 ELLE.com. 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 ELLE.com.
Description

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.

The City is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2009.

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 Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, MTV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (1,187)