Real World begins casting for its 19th season Saturday

The Real World is looking for seven fresh new faces to get drunk, hook up, and wreak havoc on the 19th season of the show. (Look for my extensive interview with the show’s casting director early next week, as interviewing the show’s casting director is all the rage these days.)

The show plans 10 open casting calls across the country, and interested people can also apply by mailing a videotape. Detailed information is available at MTV’s web site about mailing applications and the open casting calls.

Here are the open call locations:

Saturday, Sept. 16
Bar Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
The Dirty Olive, Fresno, Calif.
Chuck’s Cafe, Syracuse, N.Y.

Saturday, Sept. 23
5 degrees, Denver, Colo.
The Apartment, Chicago, Ill.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Score Keepers, Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Tony Big Easy, State College, Penn.
The Levee Bar and Grill, Oxford, Miss.

Sunday, Oct. 1
Buffalo Billiards, Austin, Tex.
DV8, Tucson, Ariz.
Baja’s Beachclub, Tallahassee, Fla.

Real World 19 Now Casting! [Bunim-Murray]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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