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dex14 02-12-21 04:14 PM

The Real World Homecoming (Paramount+) -- original casts reunited
 

This is the true story of seven reality TV pioneers picked to reunite in a loft and have their lives taped… and you know the rest.

Veteran reality staple The Real World is helping kick off the rebranded Paramount+ platform (formerly CBS All Access) on March 4 with the debut of The Real World Homecoming: New York, TVLine has learned. The six-episode docuseries will reunite the original seven strangers as they revisit the shocking moments and fiery issues they tackled during their historic season, and discuss how their experience parallels the world and society of today.

“After spending decades apart, viewers will reconvene with New York housemates Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies and Kevin Powell to find out how the series transformed their lives since the cameras stopped rolling and to find out, once again, what happens when they stop being polite and start getting real,” reads the official description.

“The Real World is credited with creating the reality TV genre and was one of the first series to tackle important and yet unrepresented topics such as LGBTQ, race, gender, HIV/AIDS and religion,” said president of MTV Entertainment Group Chris McCarthy 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.”

Created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, The Real World rose to prominence in 1992, having been celebrated for its diverse casting and accurate portrayal of youth culture. The original series ran for 33 seasons (the last of which rolled out on Facebook Watch in 2019) and spawned two spinoff series, Road Rules and the competition series The Challenge, which is currently airing its 36th season.

This is the second cast from the franchise to get the reunion treatment. In 2007, MTV produced a mini spinoff season entitled Reunited: The Real World Las Vegas, which brought the entire Season 12 cast back to the Palms Hotel and Casino suite they once lived in.

dex14 02-22-21 10:21 AM

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dex14 02-26-21 02:41 PM

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JZ1276 02-27-21 11:48 PM

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Why is this and the Challenge All Stars NOT on MTV ??

mwbmis 02-27-21 11:58 PM

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College age me had a crush on Julie Gentry (née Oliver). She still might be my favorite Real Worlder.

MrX 02-27-21 11:59 PM

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I read in an interview
Spoiler:
Eric never actually made it into the loft, his appearances are all via video

windom 02-28-21 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by JZ1276 (Post 13898102)
Why is this and the Challenge All Stars NOT on MTV ??

They couldn't find time on the MTV schedule between episodes of Ridiculousness.

dex14 03-04-21 07:43 AM

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It looks like these will be dropping weekly.

dex14 03-04-21 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by mwbmis (Post 13898106)
College age me had a crush on Julie Gentry (née Oliver). She still might be my favorite Real Worlder.

She’s still got it.

The Questyen 03-04-21 08:18 AM

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Those first 4 seasons or so of The Real World are some of the only good reality television there has ever been. I need to rewatch the first season before this reunion.

windom 03-04-21 10:47 AM

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I've watched every MTV season of The Real World, except for season 1. I guess I should watch it now before watching this reunion season. Luckily, it's only 13 episodes from when RW still had the half hour format.

One annoying thing on Paramount+ is that the RW seasons are listed by season number only. I would think most people might want to watch a specific season based on location and can't remember the season number. Guess they'll have to go to Wikipedia or something to find the right season number.

mwbmis 03-04-21 11:06 AM

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I watched season 1-14 (San Diego) before I quit. Then I randomly watched all of Australia (19). I guess Dunbar does porn now (not just his Foursome episode).

My recollection of one is that show got a lot slicker in the the next few years. One had the benefit of the house guests not really knowing what they were signing up for. Things felt more real.

Plus, Julie, Heather, and Becky went to that nude beach in Jamaica.

Bill Needle 03-06-21 02:03 PM

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I'm actually not interested in this. My main recollection of the season was that it felt very dreary and isn't anything I would want to revisit. The format was very interesting and new, but now that format is everywhere. I didn't actually get beyond just watching out of curiosity in this new "reality" format until season 2.

mwbmis 03-21-21 11:42 AM

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I've been really enjoying this for the nostalgia. Of course between the silly John Lennon stuff and her inability to actually stop and listen Rebecca Blasband wasn't exactly putting her best foot forward. Now she's gone.

dex14 03-21-21 12:32 PM

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Yea, I've been enjoying this.

The conversation across the last two episodes reminded me of some threads on this forum. :lol:

dex14 09-29-21 12:20 PM

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"This is the true story" of two more Real World casts reuniting for a special homecoming.

The Real World Homecoming is returning to Paramount+ for two additional seasons of the hit unscripted juggernaut. Following the successful and critically acclaimed The Real World Homecoming: New York, season two will reunite original cast members from MTV’s The Real World: Los Angeles later this fall. A third installment will be announced at a later date. More "lives taped"!

After spending decades apart, the upcoming seasons will reconnect the onetime strangers turned roomies to find out what happens how the series transformed their lives since the cameras stopped rolling, and to find out, once again, what unfolds when "people stop being polite… and start getting real."

Ever since The Real World was created in 1992 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis of Bunim/Murray Productions, it has been widely credited with launching reality TV. MTV Entertainment Studios has dominated the genre and continues to grow its unscripted library on Paramount+, which serves as the home for such hits as RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, The Challenge: All Stars, Behind the Music and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked.

Stay with MTV News for more updates on The Real World Homecoming, and stream The Real World Homecoming: New York on Paramount+ now!
'This Is The True Story': The Real World Homecoming Renewed For Two Additional Seasons - MTV

lwhy? 09-29-21 01:32 PM

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I hope they announce The Challenge All Stars season 2 next. It's already been filmed and I'm ready to watch it.

Hulkabrgr 09-29-21 03:09 PM

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It has been a long time since I watched it, but I remember the disliking everyone on Season 2 of the Real World

mwbmis 09-29-21 04:19 PM

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Some of those season 2 people never wanted to have anything to do with the show again so it will be interesting if they get everyone.

What I remember on season 2 is that they interviewed for new roommates (when they kicked out David) and picked the guy I wouldn't have picked and then his entire band moved in.

mwbmis 09-29-21 04:27 PM

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As for the future season...San Francisco has the David Rainey issue. Plus, Pedro not being there would hover over the whole thing. Besides, who really wants to see Rachel Campos Duffy...

London and Miami...who cares.

Boston - Maybe, but I don't want to see Sean Duffy.

Seattle - Maybe, but do Stephen and Irene get in the same room again.

Hawaii - I don't think you could get everyone.

The first New Orleans would be interesting.

windom 09-29-21 04:40 PM

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They should try and do some of the seasons that still have cast members appearing on The Challenge. We can assume that CT and Aneesa would probably be up for it. Tonya was on Aneesa's season though so that might not work out. They could probably get The Miz for his season and probably even Bananas would come back since the time needed is around 1 week if I remember. I think Jordan is banned from The Challenge so they probably wouldn't want him back and one of his fellow castmates from his season was kicked of The Challenge for touching him inappropriately, if I remember. That would actually be an interesting season to reunite.

I can't actually remember who still appears on The Challenge that was on The Real World originally... Corey? Nelson?

Other than those, some of the good ones to do would be San Francisco, Miami, Hawaii, Seattle, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. A lot of the later seasons are less memorable for some reason. Maybe do the one that had Jenna and Jay.

dex14 10-08-21 11:06 AM

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mwbmis 10-08-21 11:14 AM

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I didn't see Dom or Aaron in that clip. They are why I figured they wouldn't do this season. Doesn't look like they move in, though supposedly Dom might make an appearance.

https://tvline.com/2021/10/08/real-w...trailer-video/

dex14 10-27-21 01:51 PM

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Double_Oh_7 10-28-21 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 14003708)

Tami doesn't even look like a human being anymore with all that plastic.


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