This is the true story...of seven strangers...picked to live in a house, work together, and have their lives taped. Find out what happens...when people stop being polite...and start getting real.
It's been almost 29 years since a handful of young unknowns first uttered those unforgettable words as MTV essentially kickstarted the genre of reality television with the debut of The Real World on May 21, 1992. And since then, there have been a whopping 33 seasons that have aired on the cable network, with the last, Real World Seattle: Bad Blood, airing in 2017.
And for a minute there, it seemed like the iconic series, which gave rise to spin-offs like Road Rules and The Challenge before being relegated to the discard bin as thing of the past, might be getting a new lease on life with the debut of The Real World: Atlanta, airing not on MTV but on Facebook Watch in summer 2019.
On this Thursday's episode of E!'s For Real: The Story of Reality TV, host Andy Cohen will go inside the beginnings of The Real World and tell untold stories of the history-making reality franchise.
Cohen will even reunite four members from the very first season of Real World: New York for a groundbreaking interview.
Let's take a look at what some of the most memorable roommates of yesteryear have been up to over the decades. Did they go back to being polite or keep on keeping things real? Find out!
(Originally published on June 13, 2019 at 3:25 p.m. PT.)