Get Real: 'The Real World' Renewed for Two More Seasons
It's been on the air for almost 20 years, it changed the way TV was made, and now it looks like it will do so for at least another year. MTV's "The Real World has been renewed for two more seasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Even though the currently airing season is the 25th, this renewal actually means that the show will run through at least season 28, as the 26th season has already been picked up and is currently in casting. Given the show's scheduling patterns, "The Real World" should be on TV for another two years at least.
"The Real World" is already the longest-running reality show on TV, and is regarded as one of the forefathers of the genre.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the show's creator Jonathan Murray mentioned that they didn't originally set out to create a cultural phenomenon: "We just thought it was something edgy and away to give the MTV audience something that they couldn't get elsewhere," said Murray.
The show is currently in its 25th season with a cast residing in Las Vegas, and has been performing fairly well in the ratings: last week's episode drew 2.2 million viewers.
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