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]

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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.