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Of the TV shows that manage to reach pure greatness, however temporary, very few retain that level of quality throughout their entire runs. Here are 13 shows that should have come to a close well before they actually did, although some are very much still on the air.
A new promo is out for one of the longest-running reality shows on television and, man, times, they are a-changin’. MTV’s Real World has added an ex-plosive element this season — namely the addition of ex-girlfriends and boyfriends of its seven strangers — and the results are… well, outrageous. Hello modernity, goodbye sanity: this new breed of Real World has grown up to reveal itself as a cathouse of crazy and emotional exploitation. In other words: ratings! Read it and weep, my friends.
Just for a little perspective, it seems necessary to acknowledge that The Real World is now, as of this year, old enough to drink. At 21 years of age, the show is so old that the people who are presently of age to be on the show probably have no memory of what it was like when it was in its earlier, arguably better years.
Kendra Wilkinson made a splash this week when she opted not to take the plunge during the most recent episode of the celebrity diving series Splash. Her fear of heights prevented her from following through with the 23 foot drop head first into the water and she was subsequently eliminated from the competition. Whether or not Wilkinson's decision to quit the competition goes down in reality TV history as one of the most memorable early-exits a contestant has made remains to be seen.
Often times, if a TV series is fortunate, it will air, gain extraordinary popularity, which eventually fizzles and the show airs a couple of lower-rated seasons before it's inevitably cancelled. It may live on through reruns, Netflix or in the hearts and minds of nostalgic pop culture lovers. And then there are the shows that just keep going and going (and going.) At one point in time, everyone was talking about Jerry Springer or that funny home video show with the guy from Full House.
Did we really think The Real World was going anywhere soon? The reality TV show, which may have been one of the first signs of MTV’s inevitable shift away from music, has been on the air since 1992, and it looks like it’ll continue to be around, at least for another season.
Could MTV’s The Real World be looking for people willing to take a stand for what they believe in? It would appear so as the show is apparently trying to entice protesters among the Occupy Wall Street movement to try out for the long-running reality series.
Hulu Plus may make you feel a bit nostalgic with some of the TV series they’ve added to their content. Among the Viacom shows that are now available to paying subscribers are The Real World Seasons 1 and 2, Beavis and Butthead and the first season of Road Rules.
Whether or not you still watch MTV’s The Real World regularly, you probably know that one of the best parts about the first episode of any new season is getting to see the new house. Check out this video tour of the Real World: New Orleans house.
Either they’re running out of new cities to host The Real World or they’re running out of ideas for the stage on which the next set of young adults will play out their drama
Politics has often played a role in some of the disputes among the houseguests of The Real World, but this season looks like it may top the last two-decades as the houseguests will be residing in our nation’s capital. We have some information about the new season of The Real World: DC, which premieres later this month, including bios of the eight houseguests and a couple of video clips.
In comprising such a list, the staff here at Blend Television found that it was just as easy to come up with a list of shows that went on way past their prime. Shows that started off great
Two of the things Real World viewers generally anticipate most when it comes to the premiere of each new season are the houseguests and their living situation. Since the premiere of The Real World: Cancun is just a couple of weeks away, MTV released a couple of videos to give viewers a taste of what’s to come.
While The Real World: Cancun is set to premiere later this month, MTV announced today that the 23rd season of the popular reality series will be taking place in our nation’s capital.
I’ve been keeping up with this season of The Real World and I have to say, while Brooklyn lacks some of the standard drama and crazy party antics that we’ve come to expect from the show, the people on this season are a lot more real and for that, I commend MTV. They’re kept it real this season. Tame, but real. This week The Real World: Brooklyn will draw to a close. We have a couple video clips from the season finale.