MTV paid $2.7 million in cash for Real World Denver house

The billiards hall that became The Real World Denver house was sold to MTV last March for $2.7 million in cash, The Rocky Mountain News reports.

More significantly, “this was the first time in 18 seasons that MTV bought a residence for their Real Worlders,” according to the paper. Now that the cast has left the city, “MTV is expected to sell the building, but it is not on the market yet.”

Speaking of the house, it was open for a tour last Monday–for $50. The News’ Penny Parker reports that she learned from MTV that “the press would not be allowed on the tour, and that anyone taking part would have to show ID and sign a confidentiality agreement.”

Such restrictions led, she said, to the tour being “a real bust. I counted roughly 16 people walking from the party place inside Mattie’s House of Mirrors, two doors down at 1946 Market St., over to the 1920 Market St. residence for the MTV reality series. And two of them were Denver Post editors” who slipped in covertly. The tour “was a fundraiser for the Denver Art, Culture & Film Foundation.”

Parker: MTV’s ‘Real World Denver’ house tour proves a poor draw [Rocky Mountain News]

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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