MTV and Facebook are teaming up to bring back the music network’s beloved reality series, TheReal World.
Variety reports that Facebook is amping up its Facebook Watch video platform with the new reboot, which will be Watch’s marquee project and a part of MTV’s push to refurbish older, popular titles.
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During a presentation on Wednesday, MTV president Chris McCarthy told Facebook execs, “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.”
He added that the partnership will “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 and MTV are set to launch three editions of the series simultaneously in the U.S., Mexico, and Thailand. However, there’s no word yet on how many episodes there will be for each edition.
The Real World originally launched in New York back in 1992. It introduced the world to faces we love, including hip hop artist turned Sway In The Morning co-host, Heather B., reality star Tami Roman and author Kevin Powell. The reality series became the longest-running reality series in MTV history, featuring 32 seasons and over 600 episodes.
We cannot wait to watch — again.
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