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Season 29: Skeletons

"The Real World" (MTV) is headed back to the Windy City in what is sure to be the most intense season yet with "Real World: Skeletons."

This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, as they look forward to high times in the Windy City and leaving their hometowns behind. But each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets — shattered lives, broken relationships, estranged family members, and dark secrets. 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 the skeletons move into the loft, the roommates are forced to deal with their past lives while also balancing living with their new roommates, looking for love, or just having fun as young 20-somethings in the heart of Chicago.

In one episode, roommate Bruno Bettencourt from East Providence, Rhode Island, endures a painful skeleton encounter with his estranged brother Briah. They had a huge falling out and have not spoken in three years over a trivial fight that escalated when, Briah told Bruno that he wished he had died in a car accident that nearly took his life. Briah entering the house will force them to meet their problems head on.

The cast includes Bruno Bettencourt, Jason Hill, Madison Walls, Nicole Zanatta, Sylvia Elsrode, Tony Raines and Violetta Milerman.

"Real World" was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jim Johnston and Jeff Keirns serve as executive producers of "Real World: Skeletons." Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash and Sara Cohen are development executives for MTV. Catherine Whyte serves as production executive for MTV.

Season 29: Ex-Plosion

"The Real World" (MTV) is shaking things up when, for the first time ever in the franchise's history, exes are brought together to live under the same roof in "Real World: Ex-Plosion."

In what is sure to be the most intense season yet, the series returns to the iconic city of San Francisco where the show starts off with seven strangers living, partying and hooking up in a beautifully designed loft space in the Polk Gulch neighborhood. Things take a dramatic turn when the exes of the original seven roommates surprisingly take the house by storm and move right in. In the midst of new relationships that started to brew before their exes arrived, the roommates find out very quickly that things can get complicated as loyalty is tested, tempers flare and romances sizzle and fizzle.

In a city where there are no holds barred, these roommates quickly learn that living with your ex in a time when you want freedom can be a blessing and a curse. For some, the lines between exes and roommates are drawn and crossed, while love triangles lead to drama and broken hearts. For others comes the realization, that the love they have always wanted has been in front of them all along and relationships are renewed.

Season 28: Portland

"The Real World" (MTV) is set to conquer Portland, Oregon, for Season 28: "The Real World: Portland." The cast members include Anastasia Miller, Averey Tressler, Jessica McCain, Johnny Reilly, Joi Niemeyer, Jordan Wiseley, Marlon Williams and Nia Moore.

After 28 seasons, "The Real World" still packs a punch as the twists and turns keep on coming in the most unpredictable season yet. Living in the trendy Pearl District, eight strangers, and house mutt Daisy, quickly immerse themselves in Portland culture, but more importantly, immerse themselves in each other's lives. Whether it's the insatiable beauty who falls fast for the Boston boy next door or the jumping-up-and-down-on-the-couch argument between an overconfident hothead and a naïve Southern Belle, these roommates can't seem to get out of each other's heads or beds. And when one roommate leaves early, the already volatile nature of the house gets cranked up to a feverpitch as the new roommate — quite possibly the most outrageous in "Real World" history — makes it her mission to bring down one of the guys by any means necessary — including psychological, sexual warfare. But this season, relationships evolve and turn on a dime, so you'll have to tune in to keep track of the endless surprises as these roommates go from friends to enemies again and again.

In a city known for expressing individuality, "The Real World: Portland" house lives up to its surroundings as all the roommates bring their own unique perspectives and vibrant personalities. From a preacher's son with a secret, to a master manipulator writing a book on how to score and keep professional athletes, to an awe-inspiring jock that doesn't let his handicap define him, these roommates really come to learn how different they all are when trouble arises. And this season, trouble arises often.

Season 27: St. Thomas

"The Real World: St. Thomas" heads to the exotic island of St. Thomas for Season 27 in 2012. The cast members include Brandon Kane, Brandon Swift, LaToya Jackson, Laura Waller, Marie Roda, Robb Schreiber and Trey Weatherholtz III.

The roommates will experience everything Caribbean culture has to offer from island romance, rum and scuba diving to island-hopping, kayaking, and dancing in the streets at the traditional Carnival parade. And this time around, the seven strangers are living on an island accessible only by boat — so they're going to get very close, very quickly. In fact, romance sparks almost immediately for four of them.

But not everyone is who they first seem to be as "The Real World: St. Thomas" goes inside the lives of joke-cracking LaToya, smooth playboy Swift, party girl Marie, good guy Robb, beautiful Laura, ladies man Trey, and dreamer Brandon as they live and love in the heart of the U.S Virgin Islands. Residing in such close quarters is always a recipe for intrigue for our seven strangers. When you add in the allure of paradise and the seductive siren call of the tropics, there's no telling what drama these roommates will encounter this season.

Season 26: San Diego 2011

"The Real World" (MTV) heads back to Southern California for Season 26: "The Real World: San Diego" (2011). The show returns in September with cast members Alexandra Govere, Ashley Kelsey, Frank Sweeney, Nate Stodghill, Priscilla Mendez, Sam McGinn and Zach Nichols.

Seven strangers find themselves in San Diego and though the locale may be sun-soaked and beachy, there are storms brewing. It's a three month journey through the lives of Ashley, Alexandra, Frank, Nathan, Priscilla, Sam and Zach as they get to know, not just each other, but who they really are themselves. Living in the seaside community of La Jolla, the roommates must learn to navigate the waters, both in and outside the house. The diverse group includes a Zimbabwean Gymnast, a Professional Football Player, a Nuclear Engineer, a Drag King, a Model, a Bisexual Recent Graduate, and a San Diego Native who, as the youngest in the house, may have something to teach her roommates yet. The endless summer awaits.

"The Real World" launched the modern reality television genre and is the longest-running reality series in history. Past seasons have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Louisiana, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West, Denver, Sydney, Hollywood, Brooklyn, Cancun and DC. The first season, set in New York City, debuted in 1992 Each season, the show brings seven, and now eight, young adults to live together in a new city and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged and their passions emerge.

Season 25: Las Vegas 2011

You've heard it before, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," but for the seven strangers of "The Real World," what happens in Vegas, gets broadcast on MTV. For its 25th season, "The Real World" returns to the city defined by pleasure, temptation, and youth, for a look inside the lives of Adam Royer, Dustin Zito, Heather Marter, Leroy Garrett, Michael Ross, Naomi Defensor, and Nany González. As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season. Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.

This season, the roommates will enjoy all that Vegas has to offer while living it up in a lavish, pimped out suite fit for a rock star. Located in the Casino Tower at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the suite was specially designed and features "Real World" staples including a fish tank, a pool table, a confessional, and a phone room. An added bonus to the suite is the Hard Rock's infamous, celeb-favorite, bowling alley, and one of the biggest and most luxurious restrooms in "Real World" history, modeled after the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's nightclub, Vanity.

Season 24: New Orleans

"The Real World" (MTV) heads back to New Orleans for Season 24: "The Real World: New Orleans" (2010).

Eight new strangers find themselves right smack in the middle of the "Who Dat Nation," caught up in the reverie of a Super Bowl victory and the never ending party known as Mardi Gras.

Caught up in the rebirth of New Orleans, the roommates discover compassion and romance, while igniting a passion for the city's legendary food and music.

The diverse cast includes an ex-basketball star (Ashlee Feldman), a DC State Department worker (Eric Patrick), a Florida beach beauty (McKenzie Coburn), a proud gay black man (Preston Roberson-Charles), a legit hairstylist (Ryan Leslie) and a Lebanese girl who leaves her tight-knit family for the first time (Sahar Dika). Living in a gorgeous Southern style home, the roommates' journey is not all parades and fun: a Mississippi party girl is haunted by abuse from a past boyfriend (Jemmye Carroll); a hockey player is determined to stay sober after an addiction to painkillers (Ryan Knight); and a bitter rivalry between two roommates reaches a crisis point and threatens the entire house.

Season 23: Washington DC

MTV's "The Real World" heads to DC for its 22nd season: "The Real World: DC."

With high hopes and expectations, eight new roommates come to our nation's capital for the 23rd season of "The Real World," each pursuing their own passions and goals whether it be music or photography, political cartooning, or campaigning for Human Rights—while enjoying DC's exuberant and diverse nightlife. Swept up in the excitement of the new administration to serve and impact change, the roommates experience their own personal growth and life changes: a small town Texas girl realizes her dream; the jokester of the house has to get serious when it comes to love; a dysfunctional romance threatens to divide the house; and a young man learns that coming out is not only a personal choice but a political one as well.

Season 22: Cancun

MTV's "The Real World" heads to Cancun for its 22nd season: "The Real World: Cancun."

Sandy beaches. Hard bodies. Bars overflowing with sun-kissed singles looking to mingle. Cancun, Mexico is a Spring Breaker's dream—and the sexy, south of the border home to our eight newest "Real World" roomies.

Yep, once again, MTV's "The Real World" will have eight strangers living in a house (or, in this case, a boutique hotel) together. And with temperatures rising and temptation lurking in every corner on "The Real World: Cancun," it's only a matter of time before these four guys and four girls get acclimated to their sensational new surroundings.

But you can't travel very far without baggage—and all of "The Real World: Cancun" housemates are coming into this experience with more than just the clothes on their backs. While Jonna Mannion, 20, has a boyfriend not-so-patiently waiting back home, Derek Chavez, 21, has an ex-boyfriend he can't seem to shake on "The Real World: Cancun." Meanwhile, Jasmine Reynaud, 22 has a history of choosing the wrong men and Emilee Fitzpatrick, 21, has a new found desire for lasting love on "The Real World: Cancun." Then, there's Joey Rozmus, 22, who's got a history of hitting the bottle, Bronne Bruzgo, 21, who's maybe a little bit TOO uninhibited, and Christian "CJ" Koegel, 24, whose religious roots clash with his enlarged ego and over-the-top sex drive on "The Real World: Cancun." And rounding out the cast of "The Real World: Cancun" is Ayiiia Elizarraras, 21, the online contest winner (like Greg Halstead, from "Real World: Hollywood"), who's moving into her Mexican digs with a realworldcasting.com sized chip on her shoulder.

Together, the eight roommates on "The Real World: Cancun" will be combining business with pleasure when they team up with StudentCity.com to help provide college kids with the spring break trip of a lifetime. But living in paradise on "The Real World: Cancun" isn't always as easy as it sounds.

In a city where excess reigns supreme, the true test for the "Real World: Cancun" housemates will be learning to separate work from play. And when the lines (and vision) inevitably start to blur, expect to see tempers flare, sparks fly, boundaries crossed, new friendships forged and old relationships tested, all against the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean shores on "The Real World: Cancun."

Season 21: Brooklyn

Coney Island. Prospect Park. Trendy bars full of hipsters. Brooklyn, New York has got it all. And "The Real World" is about to touch down and shake the borough up by throwing eight—yes, eight—strangers in a house together in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the world. As they live together, "The Real World" roommates discover other cultures and lifestyles and learn what kind of person they are—and want to become.

This time, though, rather than band together for a job or activity, each will pursue their own individual dreams. From being an entertainer to volunteering to making films to modeling, the eight roomies are about to find out if they can cut it when it comes to reaching their goals.

"The Real World: Brooklyn" brings together eight different personalities from all walks of life who are ready to explore NYC and hopefully make new friends along the way. But when they stop being polite and start getting real, they wind up learning about each other, discovering themselves and going down paths they never dreamed of.

Unleash the drama! As always, when Real Worlders come together, first impressions are everything—some will be instant BFFs while others will be left out in the cold. But no matter how things unfold, there's definitely going to be plenty of eyebrow-raising antics, and fierce fights.

As the roommates lives collide, their values will be challenged and their true feelings will be exposed. Conflicts will arise, and friendships will be made. Yes, living in Brooklyn just got a little bit more interesting ...

Season 20: Hollywood

Blue skies. Beautiful bodies. Glamorous parties. Famous faces. Hollywood has it all.

Every year, thousands of strangers move to Hollywood in search of making their dreams come true. And that's exactly why it's the perfect place for the landmark 20th season of "The Real World." Yes, this is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Welcome to Hollywood!

Season 20 of "The Real World" brings together seven unique personalities from all walks of life who are reaching for a common goal—achieving fame and fortune in Hollywood. So, this time around, instead of all the roommates working one job, they will each pursue their own dreams—which run the gamut from acting to singing to modeling to journalism. But do any of them actually have what it takes to make it? And, more importantly, can they stay focused on catching their big break?

Just like everyone else who arrives in Hollywood with ambitious dreams, these "Real World" roommates are hoping to open as many doors as possible and be discovered. But when they stop being polite and start getting real, they wind up opening up to each other, discovering themselves and going down paths they never dreamed of. Let the drama begin!

When these Real Worlders come together, first impressions are everything—some will hit it off while others will be given the cold shoulder. But no matter how it unfolds, there's definitely going to be plenty of eye-popping antics, ferocious fights and hot hookups. Yes, "The Real World: Hollywood" promises to be the most emotional, exciting and entertaining season yet!

And, in a "Real World" first, MTV put the power of casting into the viewers' hands, allowing one roommate to be handpicked by fans! With almost 3 million online votes cast, Greg—aka "PretyBoy"—beat out some 20,000 wannabe roommates for a coveted bed in the Hollywood house. But will the self-proclaimed "chosen one" live up to the hype or will he be the odd man out?

As these seven strangers' lives intersect, their ideas will be challenged and their true feelings and passions will emerge. Conflicts will erupt, friendships will be forged and love connections will be made. Sometimes they'll stumble. Sometimes they'll fall. But they'll always get back up.

This is the true story of the 20th season of "The Real World" ...

Season 19: Sydney

G'day, mates! Are you ready for another drama-filled season of MTV's "The Real World?" You know the drill: seven strangers are picked to live in a house. But this time everything will be turned upside down, literally, when this batch of Real Worlders lands Down Under in Sydney, Australia!

Ah yes, Sydney—best known for its cuddly koalas, perfect pints, beautiful beaches and, now, drama, drama, drama on "The Real World: Sydney!" As soon as these seven strangers move into their amazing apartment overlooking Darling Harbour, the catfights, drunken nights and hot tub hookups ensue! If you thought the last season of "The Real World" was insane, you won't believe what Sydney has in store!

So just who are these seven strangers living it up in Sydney on "The Real World?" Well, there's Trisha, a sharp-tongued party girl who received a "promise ring" from her parents on her 12th birthday signifying that she wouldn't have sex before she was married. Trisha hasn't quite kept that promise, but she is in a committed relationship with her boyfriend Jarod. Then, there's country boy Cohutta, who builds log cabins for a living. He feels like a fish out of water in a big city like Sydney, but he's eager to experience what life is like outside of a small town in "The Real World."

Bad boy Isaac on was once on probation for robbery, so he sees being picked for "The Real World: Sydney" as a new beginning. But don't let his rugged persona fool you. Deep down, Isaac is an artistic ladies' man. Enter sexy Shauvon, who immediately catches Isaac's eye. This sex columnist just got out of a long-term relationship and she's ready to sample everything that Sydney has to offer!

Flirtatious KellyAnne is used to being the center of attention, and when things don't go her way she's willing to be sneaky—no matter what the consequences. And that's exactly why Southern boy Dunbar might be in trouble. Dunbar has been in a committed relationship with his girlfriend Julie for a year, the longest he's ever gone without cheating. He thinks Julie might be the girl he's going to marry ... but not if KellyAnne has anything to say about it! Meanwhile, brainy Parisa also sets her sights on Dunbar. Love triangle anyone?

On their first night together on "The Real World: Sydney," KellyAnne gets tipsy and goes wild, sending up red flags for The Real World housemates and leading Parisa to fear they'll be "babysitting" for the next four months. Then when KellyAnne and Dunbar are the first to hit the hot tub, Parisa knows she's in for a bumpy ride. There's immediately an "us vs. them" mentality in the house, as the roomies pair off and take sides. But what will they do when they have to work as a team at their new job?

Thought you'd seen it all? Wrong! "The Real World: Sydney" is sure to be the cattiest, most controversial, drama-filled season yet! Here's to Australia, mates!

Season 31