Last season, MTV's long-running reality show, The Real World, flipped the script with Real World: Ex-Plosion.
For the first time in 29 seasons, Real World introduced a huge plot twist: halfway through the season, every single cast member's ex arrived at the house in San Francisco to move in...for the rest of the season. And if you think having your ex move into the house with you while cameras are rolling is bad, just wait until you hear what the Real World cast members have to endure this season.
Think back and reflect on your life so far. There are probably a few people—exes, family members, ex-friends, ex-coworkers—that you'd be totally fine with never seeing again. In fact, you hope you'll never even hear their name again. No matter how good of a person you are, you still have a skeleton in your closet. Everyone does. When Real World heads back to Chicago for Real World: Skeletons, those skeletons are coming out of the closet for seven twentysomethings. And they have no idea what's in store for them!
The season begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in the Windy City's West Loop, with the roommates anticipating a few months of partying in Chicago without a care in the world. But each one of the seven has someone from their past arrive and "they soon discover they cannot run away from their past mistakes as unresolved issues and abhorrent behavior are pushed to the surface as the ‘last person on earth' they wanted to see comes knocking on their door.'"
As these "skeletons" move into the loft, the original seven roommates are forced to deal with their past lives while also balancing the relationships they've made with each other.
And yes, let's not forget this will all be caught on camera for all of us to enjoy. The roommates' worst nightmares are going to be our entertainment! Is it bad that we're so excited to see this season?!
While we would never in a million years sign up for this kind of torture, let's meet the seven unsuspecting victims about to live through hell:
East Providence, Rhode Island
A stylish and sensitive ladies' man, Bruno is a Portuguese transplant with old-fashioned values, a tough exterior and explosive temper. This stubborn macho man hasn't spoken to his brother in three years after a petty argument became an angry confrontation.
Kansas City, Missouri
A sassy Mexican-American bombshell, this fiery hot-tempered bartender is a serial dater with a "roster" of men back home. Damaged by the abandonment of her step-father, Sylvia is an emotional girl who longs to find love but often gravitates towards dysfunctional romantic relationships.
Raleigh, North Carolina
This charming ladykiller has just lost his job as a car salesman; and Real World comes at just the right time to determine his next step in life. Raised by his mom after she gave birth to him at 19, Jason has never known his father. Money has always been tight; and if there's one lesson he learned from his father it's that he'll never walk out on his own child.
This flirty, gorgeous yet naïve blonde with the bubbly personality is known for stealing guys' hearts. After recovering from a six-year battle with drug addiction, Madison now describes herself as a "newborn;" looking to build close female friendships, and finding herself again.
Staten Island, New York
Aggressive and loud, with a thick Staten Island accent, this is the first time Nicole has been away from her home and her triplet sisters. Extremely competitive, she works as an EMT "saving lives" and as a single lesbian she claims she can "steal your girlfriend."
A handsome Southern charmer with a killer smile, Tony's weakness is women. A chemical plant worker, he has the habit of not being able to be faithful to one girl—resulting in a trail of broken hearts.
An immigrant beauty from Moldova, you either hate or love this brash and outgoing partier who never holds back from giving her opinion—no matter who gets hurt by her comments. A self-described former fat girl who was bullied in high school, she turned the tables on her enemies and became a hard-edged bully herself.
Real World: Skeletons premieres on December 16, 2014 at 10 pm on MTV.