‘Real World’ Franchises Get Pickups on MTV

Jan 5, 2005  •  Post A Comment

MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions today announced an agreement to pick up five more seasons of “The Real World” and two additional seasons of “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge.” They are scheduled to air through 2008 and 2006, respectively.

The agreement will carry “The Real World” through its 20th season, making it the longest-running reality show on cable. It is the largest pick-up in MTV’s history.

The 16th season of “The Real World” will begin production in Austin, Texas, in the first quarter of 2005. Now in its 15th season, “The Real World” series continues to generate strong ratings. The current season in Philadelphia ranks No. 1 in its time period among 12- to 34-year-olds versus its cable competition.