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'The Real World' -- All About MTV Reality Show 'The Real World'

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What is 'The Real World' About?:

The Real World is the long-running MTV reality show that is considered a pioneer in the world of reality TV. Each season, the show chooses seven strangers to live in a house together and work together for three months. Then viewers get to watch what happens when the roommates "stop being polite and start being real." Personallity clashes, romances, friendship, and personal revalations are to be expected each season.

Premiere Date:

May 21, 1992

What MTV Wants You To Know:

"The Real World" launched the modern reality television genre and is the longest-running reality series in history!" (Source: MTV Press Release)

Past Real World Locations:

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • London
  • Miami
  • Boston
  • Seattle
  • Hawaii
  • New Orleans
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas
  • Paris
  • San Diego
  • Philadelphia
  • Austin
  • Key West
  • Denver
  • Sydney
  • Hollywood

Show Facts:

  • The show's first ground-breaking season took place in New York City.
  • The show reached the 20 season mark in 2008, with the Real World: Hollywood season.

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