MTV confirms “that Key West is definitely a possible location” for next Real World.

As reality blurred first reported last week, The Real World Key West seems to be a go. Following up on my report from last week, the Key West Citizen got MTV publicity to admit “that Key West is definitely a possible location, but emphasized that no final decision has been made.” That’s a step up from the broader denial I got last week.

The New York Post also reported yesterday that “local real-estate Web sites began putting out word over the weekend that representatives of the show were seeking a large space, close to the beach, for the latest installment of the reality soap.” However, the Post doesn’t mention these sites.

I’ve also heard that pressure from MTV and local real estate companies, who are trying to make the sale, has kept local Key West media from reporting on this sooner. Plus, there’s our Deep Throat’s report that he was essentially told to shut up by local real estate agents. Threats and intimidation usually don’t come when there’s nothing going on.

Plus, guytv blog is already fake-casting the series, a sure sign that it’s all but a done deal.

Key West considered for ‘Real World’ site [Key West Citizen]
Key to ‘World’ [New York Post]
the real world: key west . episode 1 [guytv blog]
earlier: Key West location under consideration for next Real World [reality blurred]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.