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The Real World Renewed For Season 28, The Challenge Will Also Return
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 MTVís inevitable shift away from music, has been on the air since 1992, and it looks like itíll continue to be around, at least for another season.
While Season 27 of the MTV reality series The Real World is currently in production on the island of Saint Thomas, Deadline reports that the next season is a go. (Deadline's article says it's been renewed for Season 27, but Huffington Post confirms that the renewal is for Season 28). The site doesnít mention where the new season will take place.
Also renewed for a 23rd season is The Challenge, the Real World/Road Rules spin-off series, which pits previous housemates together to compete in various challenges, and usually engage in heightened bits of drama. As Deadline notes, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes was the most-watched season of the last seven seasons, so its renewal certainly isnít a surprise. In fact, it seems likely that as long as MTV is churning out The Real World, theyíll continue to mix up the housemates to squeeze them for all the action and drama theyíre worth.
As someone who came of age during the earlier years of The Real World, itís difficult to watch the series now without feeling some disdain toward whatís become of the show. Not to get all ďin my day,Ē but from what little Iíve seen of the series in its recent years, it seems less about showcasing a sample of a generation, as it is about selling drama. That said, Iím sure there are plenty of young people out there eager to tune in to see that drama...
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