'The Hills' creator sets eyes on Nashville with CMT reality show 'Music City' (Video)

“The Hills” creator Adam DiVello is making his return to TV, bringing the show’s signature cinematic style to Nashville and CMT with the new series “Music City.”

The unscripted series, which follows a group of young emerging artists chasing their dreams of success in the music industry while struggling to balance their personal lives and relationships, has been given an eight-episode order and is set to premiere early next year.

DiVello, who served as producer on “Laguna Beach” before serving as creator and executive producer on spinoffs “The Hills” and “The City,” executive produces “Music City” with Lionsgate through his Done and Done Productions banner.

Current jobs of 'Laguna Beach' cast members
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Current jobs of 'Laguna Beach' cast members

Casey Reinhardt Brown
Season(s): 2
Current occupation: Owner and COO of Casey's Cupcakes

"Casey’s Cupcakes became nationally known in 2011 when Casey won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Talan Torriero
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Creative Producer, TMG Digital

“An experienced, hands-on digital marketing guru accountable for leading the ‘big idea’ development, execution and management of innovative, result-oriented, cross-channel digital marketing campaigns.”

Credit: LinkedIn

Jason Wahler
Season(s): 2,3
Current occupation: Owner of Widespread Recovery, sober living facility for men in Orange County, California

Credit: Instagram

Jessica Smith Evans
Season(s): 1,2,3
Current occupation: Stay-at-home Mom

"Just livin life, trying not to lose a kid"

Credit: Instagram 

Trey Phillips
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Associate Designer, Vera Wang

"Specialties: Concept Development, Presentatons, Technique Development, Branding and Identity, Delegation."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Dieter Schmitz
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: General Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)

"Consistently successful General Manager specializing in lifestyle and luxury properties having led five opening teams to each achieve #1 rankings and prosperous financial successes in high profile markets across the country."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Alex Murrel Johnson
Season(s): 2, 3
Current occupation: Owner/Director of Media, MOX Agency

Credit: Instagram

Taylor Cole Simshauser
Season(s): 2, 3
Current occupation: Owner/Freelance photographer, Taylor Cole Photography

"Orange County, CA based photographer specializing in lifestyle, portrait and wedding photography."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Cameron Brinkman
Season(s): 3
Current occupation: Film Maker/Photographer, Cameron Brinkman Photography

"Actor at SAG/AFTRA."

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Morgan Olsen Smith 
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Digital Marketing Manager, Bugaboo

"Oversee the Online Marketing and Online Public Relations for Bugaboo North America"

Credit: LinkedIn

Tessa Keller Mills
Season(s): 3
Current occupation: Hair Stylist, Parks Salon

"Professional hairstylist, cutting, color, styling, up styles, weddings, events"

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn


“Music has always played a huge role in the storytelling process of my past series,” said DiVello in a statement, “and with ‘Music City,’ we’ll take that element to another level, as we document the real-life struggles, heartaches, and drama of those chasing their dreams of stardom. Nashville is such an exciting city and I can’t wait to share with the world the stories of this incredibly talented cast we’ve put together.”

“We’ve enlisted one of the industry’s most influential and talented producers to help guide our ever-expanding fanbase deeper inside our beloved hometown,” said Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land. “Like its sister series, ‘Nashville,’ ‘Music City’ will spotlight a group of young artists as they grapple with love, life and the pursuit of their dreams through the incomparable lens of the creator of some of the most memorable series of the last 20 years.”

Watch a teaser for the series above.

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