MTV's 'The Real World' gets a reboot on Facebook Watch

Danny Woods
October 19, 2018

Now, in an attempt to drum up awareness for its video platform, Facebook has joined forces with MTV to bring forth a reboot of, a television series that spanned a total of 32 seasons from 1992 up until previous year. Additional social elements will be introduced prior to launch and throughout the seasons.

The new seasons will be set in Mexico, Thailand, and the United States. Facebook Watch promises to bring a new layer of audience interaction to the show, allowing the Facebook community to vote on one housemate before the shows begin streaming, as well as offering opportunities for fans to connect directly with the cast with tools like FB Live, Premieres and Watch Party.

Fans can expect three news seasons to come out next spring on Facebook Watch.

MTV's groundbreaking reality series The Real World is returning with three new seasons.

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The Real World made history as a "trailblazing social experiment", Matthew Henick, head of content planning and strategy at Facebook, said Wednesday.

The move to Facebook is an attempt to create new momentum, and according to MTV President Chris McCarthy, "create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world". Celebrated for its diverse casting and honest portrayal of contemporary young adulthood, The Real World generated conversations that reverberated loudly though media and youth culture. Facebook's press materials reminded me that The Real World did take TV to uncharted territories, such as televising the first same-sex commitment ceremony.

The streaming relaunch of the show will keep the same format as the original, in which strangers come together and live in the same house. It will be co-produced by MTV and owned by Viacom Inc and Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), the studio behind the original series.

As the teaser below shows, real life, real people and hot topics are coming - with a twist.

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