The show that is credited with launching the age of reality television is being reimagined and will have three new seasons starting in spring 2019. MTV Studios is partnering with Facebook Watch to take “The Real World” to Facebook’s global platform.
“The Real World,” which was reportedly inspired by the PBS documentary “An American Family,” premiered on MTV in 1992 and went on to become the longest-running program in MTV’s history and one of the longest-running reality shows in history. Known in recent years simply as “Real World,” the show has aired 32 seasons, with the most recent season, “Real World Seattle: Bad Blood,” wrapping in 2017.
“Drawing on Facebook’s global platform, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the United States, respectively, to explore friendship, and the cultural and social environment in each,” MTV said in today’s announcement. “Available exclusively on Facebook Watch, the new seasons will introduce interactive social and community features that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV app.”
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