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The Real World 

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A new version of the long-running MTV reality show, which looks to unite people from different backgrounds and find a common ground.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Janelle Casanave ...  Self 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Alton Williams II ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Arissa Hill ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Brynn Smith ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Frank Howard ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Irulan Wilson ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Steven Hill ...  Self 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Tyrie Ballard ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Colie Edison ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Jenn Grijalva ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Brooke LaBarbera ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Davis Mallory Davis Mallory ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Stephen Nichols ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Alex Smith ...  Self 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Frankie Abernathy Frankie Abernathy ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Randy Barry ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Jamie Chung ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Cameran Eubanks ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Brad Fiorenza ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Robin Hibbard ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Jacquese Smith Jacquese Smith ...  Self 28 episodes, 2004
Trishelle Cannatella ...  Self 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Shavonda Billingslea Shavonda Billingslea ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
Karamo Brown ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
Sarah Burke Sarah Burke ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
M.J. Garrett M.J. Garrett ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
William Hernandez William Hernandez ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
Landon Lueck Landon Lueck ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
Melanie Silcott Melanie Silcott ...  Self 27 episodes, 2004-2005
Ace Amerson Ace Amerson ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Adam King ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Christina Trainor Christina Trainor ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Leah Gillingwater Leah Gillingwater ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Mallory Snyder Mallory Snyder ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Simon Sherry-Wood ...  Self 26 episodes, 2003
Wes Bergmann ...  Self 26 episodes, 2005-2016
Johanna Botta ...  Self 26 episodes, 2005-2016
Melinda Collins ...  Self 26 episodes, 2005-2016
Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Tyler Duckworth ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Zach Mann ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Paula Meronek ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Svetlana Shusterman ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Jose Tapia ...  Self 26 episodes, 2006
Dan Renzi ...  Self 25 episodes, 1996-2005
Lacey Buehler ...  Self 25 episodes, 2005
Nehemiah Clark ...  Self 25 episodes, 2005
Danny Jamieson ...  Self 25 episodes, 2005
Rachel Moyal ...  Self 25 episodes, 2005
Cohutta Grindstaff ...  Self 25 episodes, 2007-2008
KellyAnne Judd ...  Self 25 episodes, 2007-2008
Dunbar Merrill ...  Self 25 episodes, 2007-2008
Parisa Montazaran ...  Self 25 episodes, 2007-2008
Isaac Stout ...  Self 25 episodes, 2007-2008
Jacinda Barrett ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Jay Frank ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Kat Ogden ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Lars Schlichting ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Mike Johnson ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Neil Forrester ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Sharon Gitau ...  Self 23 episodes, 1995
Elka Walker Elka Walker ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Genesis Moss Genesis Moss ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Jason Cornwell ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Kameelah Phillips Kameelah Phillips ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Montana McGlynn Montana McGlynn ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Sean Duffy Sean Duffy ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Syrus Yarbrough Syrus Yarbrough ...  Self 23 episodes, 1997
Ruthie Alcaide Ruthie Alcaide 23 episodes, 1999
Kaia Beck Kaia Beck 23 episodes, 1999
Amaya Brecher Amaya Brecher 23 episodes, 1999
Teck Holmes 23 episodes, 1999
Colin Mortensen Colin Mortensen 23 episodes, 1999
Matt Simon Matt Simon 23 episodes, 1999
Aaron Bailey Aaron Bailey ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Beth Stolarczyk ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
David Edwards David Edwards ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Dominic Griffin Dominic Griffin ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Irene Berrera-Kearns Irene Berrera-Kearns ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Jon Brennan Jon Brennan ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Tami Roman ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Glen Naessens ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Beth Anthony Beth Anthony ...  Self 22 episodes, 1993
Cynthia Roberts Cynthia Roberts ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Flora Alekseyeun Flora Alekseyeun ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Joe Patane Joe Patane ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Melissa Padrón ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Mike Lambert Mike Lambert ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Sarah Becker Sarah Becker ...  Self 22 episodes, 1996
Pam Ling Pam Ling ...  Self 22 episodes, 1994-2016
Judd Winick ...  Self 22 episodes, 1994-2016
David Burns ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Irene McGee Irene McGee ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Janet Choi ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Lindsay Brien Lindsay Brien ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Nathan Blackburn ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Rebecca Lord Rebecca Lord ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Stephen Williams IV Stephen Williams IV ...  Self 21 episodes, 1998
Cory Murphy Cory Murphy ...  Self 21 episodes, 1994
Mohammed Bilal Mohammed Bilal ...  Self 21 episodes, 1994
Rachel Campos-Duffy Rachel Campos-Duffy ...  Self 21 episodes, 1994
Pedro Zamora ...  Self 21 episodes, 1994
Trisha Cummings ...  Self 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Justin Deabler Justin Deabler 16 episodes, 1999
Shauvon Torres Shauvon Torres ...  Self 16 episodes, 2007-2008
Josh Colon ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Ashley Lindley ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Mike C. Manning ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Ty Ruff ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Emily Schromm ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Callie Walker Callie Walker ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Erika Wasilewski ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrew Woods ...  Self 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Dean Bart-Plange ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
Kailah Casillas ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
Chris 'Ammo' Ammon Hall ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
CeeJai Jenkins CeeJai Jenkins ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
Sabrina Kennedy Sabrina Kennedy ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
Dione Mariani Dione Mariani ...  Self 16 episodes, 2016
Puck Rainey Puck Rainey ...  Self 16 episodes, 1994
Naomi Defensor ...  Self 15 episodes, 2011-2016
Leroy Garrett ...  Self 15 episodes, 2011-2016
Dustin Zito ...  Self 15 episodes, 2011-2016
Averey Tressler ...  Self 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Jenna Thomason Jenna Thomason ...  Self 15 episodes, 2016
Sarah Ralston Sarah Ralston ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
William Gilbert ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
Brianna Taylor Brianna Taylor ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
Dave Malinosky Dave Malinosky ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
Kimberly Alexander ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
Richard Cranach Richard Cranach ...  Self - Perch Band Member 14 episodes, 1993
Chet Cannon ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Ryan Conklin ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Katelynn Cusanelli ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Scott Herman ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
J.D. Ordonez ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Sarah Rice ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Devyn Simone ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Baya Voce ...  Self 14 episodes, 2009
Jemmye Carroll ...  Self 14 episodes, 2010-2016
McKenzie Coburn ...  Self 14 episodes, 2010-2016
Ashlee Feldman Ashlee Feldman ...  Self 14 episodes, 2010-2016
Nany González ...  Self 14 episodes, 2011
Heather Marter ...  Self 14 episodes, 2011
Michael Ross ...  Self 14 episodes, 2011
Daisy Daisy ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Jessica McCain ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Anastasia Miller ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Johnny Reilly ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Marlon Williams ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Jordan Wiseley ...  Self 14 episodes, 2013
Jenny Delich ...  Self 14 episodes, 2014-2016
Tony Raines Tony Raines ...  Self 14 episodes, 2014-2016
Madison Walls Madison Walls ...  Self 14 episodes, 2014-2016
Greg Halstead ...  Self 14 episodes, 2008
Heather B. Heather B. ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Rebecca Blasband Rebecca Blasband ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Andre Comeau Andre Comeau ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Norman Korpi Norman Korpi ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Eric Nies ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Julie Oliver Julie Oliver ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Kevin Powell ...  Self - New York 13 episodes, 1992
Bronne Bruzgo ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Derek Chavez Derek Chavez ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Ayiiia Elizarraras ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Emilee Fitzpatrick Emilee Fitzpatrick ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
C.J. Koegel ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Jonna Mannion ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Jasmine Reynaud ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Joey Rozmus Joey Rozmus ...  Self 13 episodes, 2009
Preston Charles ...  Self 13 episodes, 2010
Sahar Dika ...  Self 13 episodes, 2010
Ryan Knight ...  Self 13 episodes, 2010
Ryan Leslie ...  Self 13 episodes, 2010
Eric Patrick ...  Self 13 episodes, 2010
Alexandra Govere ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Ashley Kelsey ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Sam McGinn Sam McGinn ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Priscilla Mendez Priscilla Mendez ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Zach Nichols ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Nate Stodghill ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
Frank Sweeney ...  Self 13 episodes, 2011
LaToya Jackson ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Brandon Kane ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Marie Roda ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Robb Schreiber ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Brandon Swift ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Laura Waller Laura Waller ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Trey Weatherholtz ...  Self 13 episodes, 2012
Bruno Bettencourt Bruno Bettencourt ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Sylvia Elsrode Sylvia Elsrode ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Jason Hill ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Violetta Milerman Violetta Milerman ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Nicole Zanatta Nicole Zanatta ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Thomas Buell Thomas Buell ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014
Ari Fitz ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014
Jay Gotti Jay Gotti ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014
Jamie Larson ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014
Cory Wharton ...  Self 13 episodes, 2014
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Each season, series producers choose a diverse group of seven to eight people in their late teens to mid-20s (later early-20s to early 30s) to live together in a major city. The series presents their spontaneous, unscripted interactions with one another and the world around them, focusing on a different group and city each season. Written by Eric Sorensen

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This is the true story...of seven strangers...picked to live in a house...(work together) and have their lives taped...to find out what happens...when people stop being polite...and start getting real...The Real World.

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This is the longest running America reality show in history. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.2 (2009) See more »

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Real World San Diego Theme
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That was then, This is now.
3 August 2004 | by WrathChldSee all my reviews

I remember the first time "The Real World" hit the airwaves back in the summer of 1992. I had just graduated from 8th grade and I use to watch it with one of my older siblings, who had graduated from college. It was so cool to watch a TV show with real people and no scripts. You always wanted to tune in next week to see what happened next. In retrospect, the first Real World in New York wasn't that exciting. The thing was it was a new concept, when you compare it to how many reality shows are on the air now. That's the other thing, the show was more real back then. The more the years go by, the less chance for getting people on the show who will not put on an act. The first Real World cast did not know what to expect. They did not have seasons of other members to learn from. They really experienced it. I was so skeptical of the second season (L.A.) because of the first one. You can't beat the first one. It did. It didn't beat it because it was a cooler cast, but rather because it was more interesting. After all David was the first Real Worlder to be kicked off the show. The years kept coming and when season 5 came around (Miami) they decided to add a new element, working together. Over the years, the job or duties have changed. They all have to partake, which gives more of an opportunity for good ratings. I liked the 6th season (Boston) because not only is that where I am from (well around there) but I was currently living in Boston during the taping of the show.

Over the years many crazy moments have happened on the show. Each show can be known for at least one character, and I do mean character. Whether people are really being themselves or totally acting, its not 100% real because editing it performed and people are displayed in a way to get ratings. You could have someone who might drink more than the rest or have sex more than the rest, but all they might focus on is that. You obviously did it, but it may be displayed like that's all you ever did. Then by the last season (San Diego) the cast members know exactly what they are getting themselves into. That doesn't mean they are prepared for dealing with the life of being taped 24/7, but they know what the show is all about. I haven't liked all the shows.

My thoughts on the seasons are:

1- New York: This one was cool because it was the first one. They didn't have reference on what to expect.

2- L.A.: All right. Dominic was my favorite on the show and we got to see someone kicked off.

3- S.F.: All right. If it weren't for Puck, it would have been pretty dull. Unfortunately, one of the cast members (Padro) has since died of AIDS.

4- London: Pretty boring, other than when Neil's tongue was bitten off.

5- Miami: First one where they had to work together and this one was a refreshing change from the previous one. This one had quit a few heated moments.

6- Boston: I basically liked it for where it was filmed and less for the show itself.

7- Seattle: Had allot of interesting episodes. I wasn't totally crazy about the cast, but it worked.

8- Hawaii: Can be summed up in Nudity. lol. Also in like the first episode a girl almost drinks herself to death. Wow.

9- New Orleans: This one wasn't bad. It was right near Mardi Gras. It was decent.

10- Back to New York: We already did N.Y., was it really needed to do it again? The thing that kept this one good is Coral. I hated her with a passion. She continued to be her great self on other MTV experiences.

11- Chicago: This had a pretty decent cast and one girl trying to carry on Hawaii's nude torch. lol. There were some good heated arguments on this show.

12- Las Vegas: I really didn't even get into this one too much, even though it was one of the crazier ones. They were in Vegas after all. All they did on this show was drink and have sex. So I guess great for ratings. lol.

13- Paris: Allot better than the first European experience. Hard to follow the Las Vegas cast, but it was pretty good.

14- San Diego: This was the last one and I really got hooked in. Mostly because of Frankie, I thought she was cool. The show for the most part was very interesting and allot of stuff took place. It's the one cast I could really say may have had theirs problems, but got along really well with each other. A bunch a people, I could see myself hanging with.

Well, we will wait for the Philly cast to wrap up. The longer this show runs the faker it will get. They also push for the ratings and try and get people together who won't get along. It can be a good show to check out, depending on the cast and the stuff that's roles their way.


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Language:

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