Following the incredibly successful season of “The Real World: Las Vegas,” MTV begins production on its 26th cycle of the network’s longest running, hit reality franchise taking place in sunny San Diego. The upcoming season will introduce us to seven strangers who embark on the experience of a lifetime while getting to know themselves and each other. “The Real World: San Diego” is slated for premiere later this year.
Throughout the 25 seasons, “The Real World” has been one of the highest rated shows on MTV. “The Real World: Las Vegas” which aired Wednesday’s at 10pm ET/PT ranked as Wednesday’s #1 original cable series with P12-34.
“We’re excited to return to San Diego, a city that has always been a magnet for young people with its beautiful beaches, sunny skies, laidback lifestyle and welcoming spirit,” said Jonathan Murray, Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions and Executive Producer of The Real World.
“The Real World” launched the modern reality television genre and is the longest-running reality series in history. Past seasons have taken place in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West, Denver, Sydney, Hollywood, Brooklyn, Cancun, and New Orleans. The first season, set in New York City, debuted in 1992. Each season, the show brings seven young adults to live together in a new city and the cameras roll 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged and their passions emerge.
“The Real World” was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of “The Real World: San Diego.” Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.