MTV’s The Real World debuted on May 21, 1992, starting a television revolution that has lasted for a quarter century and shows no sign of stopping.
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Irene McGee is best known for her 1998 exit from The Real World Seattle: Citing her Lyme disease as the reason, she leaves the show, only to be hit in the face by a fellow cast member, Stephen, as cameras… continue reading
The Real World San Francisco cast member David Rainey, better known as Puck, has again been arrested for domestic violence. This time he was arrested for “July 13th in L.A. and charged with inflicting bodily injury on a woman who… continue reading
In advance of next week’s debut of The Real World Portland, the 28th season of the reality series, MTV announced that it will air marathons of three curiously chosen seasons of the show this weekend: season one, three (The Real… continue reading
ABC’s comedy Happy Endings parodied The Real World on last Tuesday’s episode, with the storyline revolving around Damon Wayans and Adam Pally’s characters appearing on The Real World Sacramento, a season that was never broadcast season because one of the… continue reading
Former The Real World Boston cast member Sean Duffy spoke at the Republican National Convention yesterday, and although he’s been a member of Congress for a while now, it’s still weird to see him in this context. It’s also weird… continue reading
In the nostalgia surrounding The Real World‘s 20th anniversary on Monday–a day MTV ignored–one thing that’s pretty clear is that many of us who found the show in our teens now find ourselves not watching the show we once loved…. continue reading
On May 21, 1992, MTV debuted The Real World, with its creators, Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim, taking a cue from PBS’ American Family and turning real people’s lives into a soap opera. But as the introduction said, this wasn’t… continue reading
Impossible as it is to believe, The Real World‘s first season aired 19 years ago. And while several of its cast members stayed in the spotlight for some time–Eric Nies, ahem–others have virtually, and perhaps smartly, disappeared. Fox News’ Fox… continue reading
The cast contract for MTV’s seminal reality show The Real World has been obtained and published by The Village Voice. It is remarkably similar to those I’ve published recently: the Survivor cast contract and the Big Brother houseguest contract, which… continue reading
The Real World San Francisco cast member David Rainey, aka Puck, was arrested June 19 for domestic violence and is in jail, waiting to appear in court July 6. The Los Angeles Times reports that he was arrested and booked… continue reading
With this weekend’s rebroadcast of An American Family, it’s a good time to rediscover more of reality TV’s roots. While the PBS documentary series laid the groundwork, MTV and Bunim-Murray’s The Real World is the show that changed everything 20… continue reading
The scene below is responsible for my addiction to reality TV as a teenager, and I suppose is responsible for my work over the past 11 years, so it’s definitely a gift worth celebrating on this, the third day of… continue reading
Lumberjack, prosecutor, and The Real World Boston cast member Sean Duffy has been elected to Congress.
Of the two former The Real World cast members who are running for Congress, one won yesterday and the other lost. Sean Duffy won the Republican primary in his Wisconsin district, while Kevin Powell lost his primary in Brooklyn. The… continue reading