12
Jun
2018

“Real World” – MTV Plans To Bring Reality Show Back

Written by TJB Writer in Blog

“Real World” – MTV Plans To Bring Reality Show Back

MTV’s Real World is making a comeback. The show which aired from 1992 to 2017, was the longest running reality series. The show has been credited by many for giving birth to the reality TV genre.

According to reports, MTV Networks and entertainment production company Bunim-Murray, is reviving the series and looking to push show onto a streaming platform. With the network reviving one of its most popular series, they are continuing their strategy of giving new life to some of its other well known reality shows as well.

Last year, MTV brought back the popular series, My Super Sweet 16 and in April of this year, revived Jersey Shore, both of which remained on the network. However, as for the Real World, it looks the series may follow the same plan of Bravo’s Queer Eye, which moved to Netflix for its revival.

Real World ran since 1992 and finished its 32nd season in January 2017 with Real World Seattle: Bad Blood. The format of the show involved following the lives of eight people, aged 18-25 who agreed to live in a house together in a new city where drama and different issues are captured on camera. During the earlier years, the show focused on relevant contemporary young-adulthood issues such as: sex, prejudice, religion, abortion, illness, sexuality, AIDS, death, politics, and substance abuse, but later gained a reputation as a show that broadcast immaturity, irresponsible behavior and declining morals.

Bunim-Murray have also produced a number of other reality shows which included Road Rules, which focused on five strangers (six in later seasons) are sent off in a Winnebago RV and asked to travel to various locales and complete certain tasks to eventually gain a reward. Finally, their other production included the show, The Challenge, which former Real World and Road Rules alumni compete against each other in physical competitions.

Are you excited for the Real World revival?

By: Kina Lenee Gladney