Real World renewed for five more years.

Real World renewed for five more years.
The Real World will be around for at least five more seasons, including the currently-taping 16th season in Austin. That’s “the largest series deal in its history,” Mediaweek reports, and will eventually bring its total to 20. Two more seasons of the Challenge, which MTV’s Brian Graden called “an instant hit,” have been ordered, allowing past cast members to postpone entering the real work force. As reality blurred reported yesterday, Road Rules is apparently dead in the water: MTV’s announcements included no info about that series, although a spokesperson told the New York Post simply that “[n]o decision has been made.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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