The Real World

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The Real World
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Premiere May 21, 1992
Finale
Airs On hiatus
Creator Mary Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray
Network MTV
Style 30-minute (seasons 1–19) / 60-minute (seasons 20– )
reality
Company Bunim-Murray Productions
Seasons 29
Episodes 565 + 29 specials (through season 29)
Status Renewed through season 30
Origin USA
This is the true story, of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together,and have their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real. The Real World

The Real World is a reality show that currently airs on MTV and is commonly understood to be the first prominent reality television program to air in the United States. The show follows seven people in their late teens and early twenties for several months as the producers record their every action. Every season occurs in a different prominent location, with several seasons occurring overseas.

Along with being known as the second-longest running television program (after COPS), it is also noted for bringing alternative lifestyles into the public consciousness, as The Real World usually has housemates of diverse ethnic, religious, political, and sexual orientation backgrounds.

Contents

Cast

See each season for cast listings.

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
MTV
Season One: New York May 21, 1992 August 13, 1992 13
Season Two: Los Angeles June 26, 1993 November 11, 1993 22
Season Three: San Francisco June 23, 1994 November 4, 1994 20
Season Four: London June 28, 1995 November 22, 1995 23
Season Five: Miami July 10, 1996 December 4, 1996 22
Season Six: Boston July 16, 1997 December 10, 1997 23
Season Seven: Seattle June 16, 1998 November 3, 1998 22
Season Eight: Hawaii June 15, 1999 November 9, 1999 23
Season Nine: New Orleans June 13, 2000 November 7, 2000 23
Season Ten: Back to New York July 3, 2001 December 4, 2001 22
Season Eleven: Chicago January 15, 2002 July 9, 2002 24
Season Twelve: Las Vegas September 17, 2002 April 1, 2003 28
Season Thirteen: Paris June 3, 2003 November 4, 2003 25
Season Fourteen: San Diego January 6, 2004 June 29, 2004 26
Season Fifteen: Philadelphia September 7, 2004 March 8, 2005 26
Season Sixteen: Austin June 21, 2005 November 22, 2005 24
Season Seventeen: Key West February 28, 2006 August 8, 2006 25
Season Eighteen: Denver November 1, 2006 May 23, 2007 29
Season Nineteen: Sydney August 8, 2007 January 9, 2008 24
Season Twenty: Hollywood April 16, 2008 July 12, 2008 14 + 1
Season Twenty-One: Brooklyn January 7, 2009 April 1, 2009 14 + 1
Season Twenty-Two: Cancun June 24, 2009 September 16, 2009 13 + 1
Season Twenty-Three: Washington, D.C. December 30, 2009 March 31, 2010 15 + 1
Season Twenty-Four: New Orleans June 30, 2010 September 22, 2010 13 + 1
Season Twenty-Five: Las Vegas March 9, 2011 June 1, 2011 13 + 1
Season Twenty-Six: San Diego September 28, 2011 December 7, 2011 12
Season Twenty-Seven: St. Thomas June 27, 2012 September 12, 2012 12
Season Twenty-Eight: Portland March 27, 2013 June 12, 2013 13
Season Twenty-Nine: Ex-Plosion January 8, 2014 April 2, 2014 12
Season Thirty: Skeletons December 16, 2014

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season September 24, 2002 2 purchase
Las Vegas: The Complete Season
Season Twelve
May 20, 2003 4 purchase

External Sites