Real World Cancun will be the show’s 22nd season

The Real World will switch coasts again for its 22nd season, filming in Mexico for The Real World Cancun. That location should help continue to reverse its reputation as a drunken orgy.

The cast’s job will double as product placement, as they’re working for StudentCity.com “as guides for visiting college students,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “They’re going to help give people a safe and fun vacation. They also might have to bail somebody out of a Mexican jail, stuff like that,” executive producer Jonathan Murry told the paper, apparently non-ironically.

Last fall, producers were casting lifeguards, “seasoned travelers who speak Spanish,” “athleticism (particularly [in] water sports),” and those with “leadership experience,” although they emphasized that those weren’t necessarily. Those all make sense considering the location.

Production company Bunim-Murray previously filmed The Real Cancun, an unscripted movie, in Cancun, although it performed poorly at the box office and ultimately earned $5.345 million despite a $7.5 million budget.

‘Real World’ heads south of the border [Hollywood Reporter]

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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