In 1992, MTV changed the face of TV with the launch of The Real World. In 2021, they’re bringing it back in an very special way.
The show, which turned into the birth of reality television as we currently know it today, launched with seven young strangers from differed foundations — model Eric Nies, artist Julie Gentry, hip bounce craftsman Heather B. Gardner, writer and instructor Kevin Powell, producer Norman Korpi, artist Andre Comeau and society vocalist Becky Blasband — moving into a New York City loft together to “have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.”
Almost thirty years after the fact, those seven strangers haven’t lived respectively since — as of recently.
MTV has reported The Real World Homecoming: New York, a six-episode reunion series as a feature of the March 4 launch of Paramount+. The show will see Nies, Gentry, Gardner, Powell, Korpi and Blasband moving once more into their unique SoHo space and by and by having their lives taped.
According to MTV, “the original seven strangers will revisit the shocking moments and explosive issues that transpired during the historic season and discuss how they parallel in today’s social climate.”
Made for MTV by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions, The Real World has circulated 33 seasons, just as side projects Road Rules for 14 seasons and The Challenge, which is at present broadcasting its 36th season.
Numerous periods of The Real World and its side projects are accessible to stream now on CBS All Access, destined to be rebranded as Paramount+.
“The Real World is been credited with creating the reality TV genre and was one of the first series that tackled important and yet unrepresented topics such as LGBTQ, race, gender, HIV/AIDS and religion,” Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Entertainment Group, said in a statement. “With Paramount+ being the home to so many global reality hit franchises it seems only fitting to bring back the franchise and cast that started it all for the launch.”
Paramount+, a ViacomCBS subscription service which is an extended rebrand of CBS All Access, dispatches March 4 and will likewise incorporate a gigantic arrangement of substance from CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount, BET and Comedy Central, just as all the current and forthcoming CBS All Access original series.