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Patridge to Star in 'Hills' Spin-Off

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Mar 19, 2009 | 9:28am EDT

The Hills star Audrina Patridge is moving on from the reality TV show -- she's landed her own spin-off.

The 23-year-old will leave the MTV series following its upcoming fifth season, after signing a deal with British television producer Mark Burnett.

The proposed new series will follow Patridge in her personal and professional life and will be pitched to networks in the U.S. beginning next week, according the Hollywood Reporter.

Burnett says, "We are truly pleased to have the chance to work with Audrina. She has already proved her star quality, and we can't wait to show her fans worldwide the next stage of her life and career."

Patridge follows in the footsteps of her former co-star on The Hills, Whitney Port, who landed her own MTV spin-off, The City, last year.

Their departures have fuelled reports that The Hills is facing cancellation, with MTV bosses refusing to confirm a sixth season of the series, which also stars Lauren Conrad.

A network spokesperson adds, "We cannot confirm a sixth season at this time. However, The Hills will continue as long as there are stories to tell, and as of now we don't see an end in sight."

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