Wednesday, December 6, 2023

How Facebook Is Reviving MTV’s ‘Real World’

In an era of remakes and crippling amounts of television content, it was only natural that someone would make a remake of the Real World, the first reality TV show that shaped the way in which we consume media.

It’s crazy to think that a show from MTV in the early 90s would have such a big impact on America’s current consumption of media. But here we are, in an age of Bravo, and channel dedicated entirely to reality television.

This new version of the Real World will be produced by the joint efforts of Facebook and MTV. According to Deadline, Real World will air in the spring of 2019 and three seasons have already been ordered. Each season will focus on a different country — USA, Mexico, and Thailand — where seven strangers will live together in a house, taking part of a social experiment of sorts that has proven to be extremely successful over the years.

Via Deadline:

MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them. By partnering with Facebook Watch and BMP, we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.

Facebook Watch is a streaming service created by Facebook that was released in August 2017. It’s an interesting service, one that blurs the lines between internet content and more prestigious and TV-like programs, such as the well received half-hour drama “Sorry For Your Loss.”


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