Longest-Running Reality Show Gets Picked Up for Two More Seasons

Mar 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

In news that will bring the longest-running reality show on television back for seasons 27 and 28, it was announced Wednesday that MTV has picked up two more seasons of “The Real World,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is now in its 25th installment and has already been casting for season 26, the story says.

Co-creator Jonathan Murray talked with the publication about the show’s longevity and impact, saying: "I’d say the show mirrors society and sometimes leads society. You can argue the show has done a lot in terms of young people’s attitudes towards gay, lesbian and transgendered people because it has featured that community from the very beginning. … I think what we tapped into with the idea of people who are different from each other is that with difference comes conflict."

The show first went on the air in 1992 with an edition based on New York.


  1. I thought COPS was the longest running reality show

  2. Lynn, I think you are right. COPS premiered in 1989.

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