So ends an era: MTV has canceled The City.
The City — a spin-off of The Hills, which was a spin-off of 2004's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County — followed Port as she endeavored to make it in New York's fashion industry. The series debuted in 2008 to lukewarm ratings. The second season was refocused as a workplace drama with new castmembers, including Roxy Olin.
Cancelation comes as a mild surprise: The second season finale, which aired in April, saw a nice ratings boost (2.3 million viewers) following the series conclusion of The Hills. The City's demise ends the chapter on MTV reality soaps anchored by Lauren Conrad and her friends. (Conrad announced a new reality show for the network in September, but says the project will not revolve around the drama of her personal life.)
Port says chances of The City moving to another network are not likely.
Had the series been renewed, there would've been another round of changes, including additional castmembers and new locations, according to executive producer Adam DiVello. "We're kind of tooling with that and messing with that show so I think when it comes back, it's going to be a little different than what you've seen," he told TVGuide.com in July. "But it will be a better incarnation of it... We just kind of branched it out."
Port told Seacrest she's already working on other projects, too. "It's okay, one door closes and another opens," she said.
Reps for the MTV series did not immediately respond to TVGuide.com's request for comment.