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Expect the Unexpected in the New Season of MTV's "The Real World: Cancun" Premiering on June 24 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Plus: "The Real World: Washington D.C." will begin production in the summer of 2009 and is slated to premiere in 2010.

[via press release from MTV]


MTV Greenlights of the 23rd Season of "The Real World" to be Filmed in Washington D. C.

MTV kicks off the next installment of the highly anticipated reality series "The Real World" from the coastal city of Cancun, Mexico. Eight new roommates will come together under one roof to heat things up this season, as they work hard and play even harder. From sexy hook-ups to blood-boiling fights, the Mexican Caribbean will never be the same as drama unfolds this season on "The Real World: Cancun," premiering June 24 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

The cast will reside at one of Mexico's hottest hotels, the ME Cancun, in a suite armed to accommodate the wild lifestyle of the roommates. When they are not hitting the town, much of their time during the day will be devoted to helping out at StudentCity.com, a travel agency that specializes in providing college students with spring break packages.

The series transitions its 23rd season to a different lifestyle as "The Real World" will begin production in Washington D. C. in the summer of 2009 and is slated to premiere in 2010. In the upcoming season, eight young adults will experience life in the nation's capital as they live and pursue their passions in the city that many of our country's most influential figures call home.

"The charged atmosphere of Washington D.C., the center of our country's social and political change, will provide an electric setting for this next season of �The Real World,' said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming, MTV. "We are thrilled to be filming our classic franchise in the heart of where history is being made�it adds a whole new dimension to the great characters and drama our viewers expect and love from �The Real World.'"

"Young people have never been more engaged in what's happening in this country and Washington, D.C., is the perfect place for �The Real World' cast to express their opinions and pursue their passions," said Jonathan Murray, the creator and Executive Producer of "The Real World."

"In a time when our country has witnessed the impact and spirit of our nation's young people, it is a pleasure to welcome MTV and �The Real World' cast to the District of Columbia as they utilize the immense opportunities that the District's backdrop will undoubtedly provide," said Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor of Washington D.C.

Viewers who can't get enough of "The Real World" can head over to realworld.mtv.com for a look at exclusive Real World content. On June 17 fans can log on to view an special clip from the first episode before its televised premiere on June 24. Additionally, realworld.com will feature full episodes on demand along with exclusive sneak peeks from the following week's episode. MTV.com is also the place to find exclusive photos of the cast, and house photos of the ME Cancun hotel Real World suite.

On the MTV Remote Control blog (http://remotecontrol.mtv.com/category/shows/rw_cancun/), visitors will be able to get the weekly dish on the Cancun cast, along with weekly polls where users can sound off their opinions.

Become a fan of "The Real World" on http://www.facebook.com/realworld and get up to the minute clips and gossip from the show.

Following the immense success of the original Dailies experiment (RW Hollywood) and a Webby-nominated follow-up (RW Brooklyn), Real World Dailies (http://www.realworlddailies.com) is back providing fans unprecedented access to hundreds of totally uncensored clips creating a crossover experience unlike anything else! A pioneering collaboration between MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions, Dailies continues to break new ground by evolving "The Real World" from a linear to a fully digital experience that fills the void between episodes and gives fans unparalleled coverage that maximizes MTV's online video syndication ability to stream in beautiful HD.

Six new clips will be added everyday (launching June 19) for the entire season � with an additional two bonus clips (for a total of 8) each Thursday.

Follow @MTVDailies on Twitter (http://twitter.com/MTVDailies) to keep up with cast members from all of the seasons and to get all the latest Real World and RW/RR Challenge info!

"The Real World" launched the modern reality television genre and is the longest-running reality series in history. Past seasons have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West, Denver, Sydney, Hollywood, and Brooklyn. The first season, set in New York City, debuted in 1992. Each season, the show brings seven, and now eight, young adults to live together in a new city and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged and their passions emerge.

"The Real World" was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of "The Real World: Cancun." Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.

About MTV Network:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries�giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 8.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2009�up +6% from Q4/2008 and up +6% year-over-year. Total video streams for the first quarter of 2009 increased 21% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Bunim-Murray Productions:

Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (with its 22nd season premiering on June 24 and renewed for an additional 4 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules, in 1995, the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life, in 2003, and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club (currently casting for a 4th season on Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians (currently airing on E! Entertainment), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (currently airing and renewed for an additional 4 seasons on MTV), The Supreme Court of Comedy (DirecTV), the 6th season of Project Runway and the upcoming Models of the Runway (both for Lifetime) and the upcoming series Frat House (on TBS) and The Stylist (working title; on MTV). Other recently aired Bunim-Murray series include America's Psychic Challenge (Lifetime), Living Lohan (E! Entertainment), Murder (Spike) and Dr. Steve-O (USA). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. In 2007 Bunim-Murray launched BMP Films, a film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its first scripted film Pedro, at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, which made its television debut on April 1 on MTV. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. The company's second documentary, Shadow Billionaire, premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Bunim-Murray Productions has also recently announced the formation of M Music, a music management division, with its first band, A Cursive Memory, signing with Vagrant Records. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.

  [june 2009]  


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