March 24, 2004 |
Philadelphia is back in "The Real World." Producers for the MTV reality show and labor leaders negotiated a deal Tuesday to bring "The Real World" back to the city, one week after Bunim/Murray Productions bolted amid a clash with the city's powerful unions. The parties had been negotiating since Friday in Mayor John Street's City Hall office. Details of the agreement weren't immediately released.
March 19, 2004 |
Real-world labor issues apparently were too much for the producers of a popular MTV reality show. Bunim/Murray Productions says it has given up plans to tape the 15th season of "The Real World" in Philadelphia. Taping had been set to begin in three weeks. The production company had angered labor unions by hiring a nonunion company to renovate the former Seamen's Church Institute in Old City, where it planned to have seven strangers live together and have their lives videotaped.
July 23, 2004 |
No charges will be filed in the case of a woman who claimed she was raped on the set of MTV's "The Real World," the San Diego County district attorney's office said. A 22-year-old woman, who was not a cast or crew member on the popular reality show, told police in November 2003 that she believed she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance of a cast member. Paul Levikow, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said Wednesday there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
December 24, 2004 |
Dude! MTV's "The Real World" is headed to Austin, Texas. "We've been thinking about Austin for a long time," co-creator and executive producer Jon Murray said. "It's a great college town. It's a great music town. It's just a really young place. People go to college there and just don't want to leave." The show brings together seven strangers between the ages of 18 and 24 to live in a swanky loft or house and films them around the clock, at home and on the town.
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October 16, 1996 |
Andrew Hoegl and his staff are making quick work of the waist-high piles of audition tapes that came in the morning mail. Facing deadlines for a new season of MTV's "The Real World," it's not like they have much choice. The goateed Hoegl is casting director for the popular reality-based series that follows a group of seven young people picked to live together for six months. Next season's show--to be set in Boston--is scheduled to begin filming in January.
May 28, 1992 |
What do you get when you take a documentary producer and a soap-opera producer and ask them to develop a TV show for MTV? You get the "The Real World," a hybrid new TV series that's part reality, part fantasy and wholly MTV. "Real World" is MTV's video-verite attempt to add some regularly scheduled entertainment programming to the network's motorcade of music videos. The half-hour series, which premiered last week, features new episodes Thursdays at 10 p.m. (with four repeats during the week).