MTV's The Real World Keeps on Turning

The network orders four more cycles of its hit reality series

By Breanne L. Heldman Mar 31, 2009 5:01 PMTags
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This is the true story of a ground-breaking reality show that never really ends.

MTV has picked up The Real World for four more seasons, bringing it to a whopping 26 installments.

The finale of the series' 21st go-round, based in Brooklyn, airs Wednesday, and the following cycle is currently filming in Cancun.

"[Ordering so many future seasons] allows us to plan," executive producer Jon Murray tells the Hollywood Reporter. "It helps us figure out where we're going next and allows us to do some long-range thinking."

The Brooklyn edition featured several changes to the show's typical format. The series reverted to its early rounds by electing not to give the cast members jobs and, more importantly, the home housed eight roommates instead of seven. It also featured the series' first-ever transgendered Real Worlder.

Murray says the season after Cancun—at a city yet to be announced—will likely come without the group job format as well.

Additionally, the network has ordered an additional four rounds of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, bringing its total to 21 cycles. The next season of the competition series premieres April 8.


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