Real World Brooklyn moves to Pier 41 in Red Hook

The Real World Brooklyn has found a new home, leaving the downtown Brooklyn penthouse for a commercial building on the water known as Pier 41. It’s located on Van Dyke Street.

“As far as I know, they’ll be filming here, “a production assistant told Metro New York, while Pier 41’s proprietor “said he signed a waiver of confidentiality and declined to speak,” according to the paper.

The space the show was planning to occupy, the penthouse of the BellTel Lofts, which has been advertising its connection to the show. But according to Brownstoner, the president of its association wrote online that construction delays (pictures here) led the show to bail on the building, although production will use some space:

“MTV wanted to renovate the apts to their own specifications but unfortunately have not started working on the penthouse construction sites because they have a problem getting their permits from the city for the work they need to do on time, so it looks like they are leaving the building to meet their shooting schedule into a building which has been completed since 2006 but has difficulty selling. MTV will retain some space for production. We hope you all feel that this decision will only put our building in a more upscale and prestigious position.”

Red Hook is set to get ‘Real’, it seems [Metro New York]
BellTel Lofts Penthouse [Real World Houses]
‘Real World’ to Red Hook; No Tears Shed at Belltel? [Brownstoner]
Real World Brooklyn Building May Change & Exclusive Construction Photos [MM Agency]

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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