MTV'S ICONIC SERIES "REAL WORLD" BEGINS PRODUCTION TODAY IN HIP DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
New York, NY (October 12, 2015) - Production begins today in bohemian, art-infused Downtown Las Vegas, on the upcoming season of MTV's iconic series "Real World." This season, cast members take over the penthouse suite at the dynamic Gold Spike in the revamped downtown section of Las Vegas. Gold Spike is brimming with vintage Vegas cool. A young, hip, off-the-strip crowd flocks to the local hotspot to hang outside, listen to live bands and play a round of oversized Jenga or giant beer pong.
Las Vegas mayor Carolyn G. Goodman stated "Las Vegas is an iconic film destination and I'm thrilled to welcome MTV downtown. While Real World viewers have seen the show in Las Vegas before, they haven't seen it played out with a vintage flair in our vibrant downtown."
"Real World" pioneered reality-based television debuting its first season in New York City. Each season, the show brings seven young strangers to live together in a new town and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged, and their passions emerge.
Throughout the 30 seasons of the series, "Real World" has been one of the network's highest rated shows. Last season's "Real World: Skeletons" ranked #1 in its time period across all television among MTV's core P12-34 audience with an average viewership of 1.4 million.
Source: P12-34 and L7 unless noted. Nielsen.
"Real World" was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of "Real World."
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. 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 producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's programming also includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, I am Cait, Stewart & Hamiltons, Dash Dolls and Total Divas (E!), The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, and Valerie's Home Cooking (Food) , and Bad Girls Club, and Fix My Mom (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
About Gold Spike:
Gold Spike is a co-working space with bar and restaurant by day, and a giant party by night. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, Gold Spike boasts a bar and cafe, as well as "The Living Room," and "The Backyard," all operating 24 hours a day. The Living Room and Backyard both feature free WiFi and traditional board games as well as giant corn hole, giant Jenga, giant beer pong, and more. Both The Living Room and The Backyard also feature live music every weekend. The Gold Spike hotel tower includes two floors dedicated to residential, and two floors of hotel rooms that are part of sister property Oasis at Gold Spike. Additionally, the seventh floor is home to three suites, includes the Real World Suite. Gold Spike is located at 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101. For more information, visit goldspike.com.