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MTV's "The Real World" Goes to Sydney for Season 19
« on: January 09, 2007, 02:26:38 PM »
I don't watch Real World an don't know if this is new or not? lol

MTV's "The Real World" Goes to Sydney for Season 19 

G'day!!! MTV's 'The Real World' Goes Down Under

Production for 'The Real World: Sydney' Begins in Q1 '07

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: Music Television and Bunim-Murray Productions announced today that the 19th season of "The Real World" will begin production in Sydney, Australia Q1 '07. The next season of the popular MTV reality series is scheduled to premiere Q4 '07 and is slated for 24 episodes.

Currently in its 18th season, "The Real World" series continues to generate strong ratings and is consistently the highest-rated show on cable among P12-34. Season to date, "The Real World: Denver" has reached 74 million total viewers and is the most watched in its time period among P12-24 across all of television.

"'The Real World's' global appeal has always been about giving the audience access into the lives of the diverse cast of characters as they deal with living in a foreign environment and we're happy to take the show abroad for the next season," said Lois Curren, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Entertainment. "The rich, dynamic culture of Sydney is the perfect backdrop for a new season that will undoubtedly satisfy its loyal fanbase as well as attract legions of new viewers."

"We are extremely thrilled to be bringing the show to Australia for its 19th season," said Jon Murray, 'The Real World' Co-Creator and Chairman & President of Bunim-Murray Productions. "Australians are fun-loving people who love to party so 'The Real World' cast should feel right at home!"

"The MTV team will be in Sydney for several months, employing dozens of local crews and showcasing our city to a huge US audience," said Linda Tizard, Acting Chief Executive of the NSW Film and Television Office. "The New South Wales Film and Television Office has assisted with locations and other logistical advice and we're thrilled that they've chosen Sydney as the first 'The Real World' location in the southern hemisphere. This is a wonderful boost to the New South Wales film and television industry."

"The Real World" pioneered reality-based television debuting its first season in New York City. Each season, the show brings seven young strangers to live together in a new town and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged and their passions emerge.

Past seasons of "The Real World" have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West and Denver.

"The Real World" was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary Ellis-Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions, and Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers. Laura Korkoian is Co-Executive Producer and Ken Chien is Supervising Producer of "The Real World: Sydney." Drew Tappon and Jacquelyn French are Executives in Charge of Production.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About Bunim-Murray Productions

Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series THE REAL WORLD (now in its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray's other current programming includes ROAD RULES (with its return on MTV slated in January 2007), REAL WORLD ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV), THE SIMPLE LIFE (renewed for its fifth season on E!) and THE BAD GIRLS CLUB (which recently premiered on Oxygen). Bunim-Murray also recently launched M Theory Entertainment, a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives, to better reach the Digital Generation. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.


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Re: MTV's "The Real World" Goes to Sydney for Season 19
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 02:31:16 PM »
MTV's "The Real World" Goes to Sydney for Season 19  1/9/07


New Season Premieres on Tuesday, January 30th at 9:00PM (ET/PT)

Road Rules 2007: Viewers Revenge Launch Special To Air on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00pm (ET/PT)

Visit To Participate, Vote & Witness All The Elimination Action

SANTA MONICA, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers rule as MTV announces the triumphant return of fan favorite, Road Rules with the new Road Rules 2007: Viewers Revenge premiering Tuesday, January 30th at 9:00pm ET/PT. A 100% interactive experience, MTVs audience will be in complete control of the game for the first time ever. With a real-time shoot schedule, viewers take the wheel this season as they call the shots on: 1) who from the RV ends up in the MTV Online elimination round, and 2) who from the roster of replacements on competes against that Road Ruler for their spot. The new season kicks off with a Road Rules 2007: Viewers Revenge Launch Special on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00pm ET/PT. Road Rules will join MTVs explosive Tuesday night block including Bams Unholy Union at 9:30pm ET/PT, Two-A-Days at 10pm ET/PT, and Wrestling Society X at 10:30pm ET/PT.

The new season will kick-off as six Road Rules veterans hit the road and face-off in a series of adventures and competitions. The cast will continue to travel in an RV tackling one mission each week, but the rules and the game have changed. Heres how it goes:

The return of Road Rules will find six of the most infamous former Road Rules cast members as the initial passengers in the RV.

After each weeks mission, the cast will return to home base and the cast, themselves, will nominate the weakest male and female for elimination.

Immediately after the show airs, viewers at home will vote which of those two cast members will enter an elimination face-off that will air exclusively on

At the same time the viewers are nominating a cast member to send into elimination, they will also vote for the challenger from The Pit Crew -- an internet replacement board of potential male and female replacements.

The Pit Crew will live on, and will feature video packages, personal blogs and other stats/background on each potential replacement.

If the current Road Rules cast member wins the competition, he/she returns to the RV -- and the cast-mates who nominated him/her for elimination.

If he/she loses, the challenger replaces him/her with the now ex-Road Ruler joining the other potential replacements on the internet board where he/she can lobby the viewers to put him/her back in the game.

The next on-air episode will begin with a short re-cap of the elimination and the re-entry of the victor of the elimination face-off.

Road Rules will be based in California this season, allowing the cast to travel to overnight locations for their mission and nomination, and then travel back to home base. After each mission, the cast will enter blogs, interviews and personal video diaries on and MTV Mobile. Once the elimination is over, the cast takes off on another mission for several days before returning to home base.

Below is a look at the veteran cast members that will kick-off the season of Road Rules 2007: Viewers Revenge.


Abram is a Road Rules South Seas alum and has also made a name for himself on numerous Real World/Road Rules Challenges. Growing up in Montana with nine brothers and sisters, Abram has learned what it is like to not only live, but compete, with others. With a thrill for extreme sports, and never-say-die attitude, Abrams biggest competitor is often himself.


Adam, a veteran of Road Rules 10: The Quest is a good-looking ladies man who uses his charm and outgoing personality for all their worth. Despite suffering from ADD while he was young, Adam has conquered lifes obstacles and is eager to face whatever the RV and MTV fans can throw at him.


Shane is a veteran of Road Rules Campus Crawl and has appeared on many of the Real World/Road Rules Challenges. Raised under a strict military stepfather, Shane grew up on the road, making friends where he could. Teased in high school for being different, it wasnt until he got to the University of North Carolina that Shane found his voice and was able to speak about his sexuality. Now a vocal gay rights activist and public speaker, Shane isnt afraid of confronting adversity, or the competition.


Kina was originally seen on Road Rules Xtreme and has also appeared as a fierce competitor on some of the Real World/Road Rules Challenges. A native of New Jersey, Kina is busting with personality and is often accused of seeing the world through her own eyes. The only question is, will MTV fans see it her way, as well


Susie is a veteran of Road Rules Australia and is the youngest kid of five children raised by right-wing, conservative Republicans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A self-proclaimed expert on the Brady Bunch, she may need more than TV trivia to get thru this season of Road Rules.


First seen on Road Rules Semester at Sea, Veronica has since appeared on many of the Real World/Road Rules Challenges. A familiar face among the Real World and Road Rules fans, Veronica always has something to say. The question this season, will she be able to back up her words?

For complete information on Road Rules 2007: Viewers Revenge including information on all the replacement cast members, show details and much more, visit

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Re: MTV's "The Real World" Goes to Sydney for Season 19
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 10:55:24 AM »
WOw what an interesting concept... not sure how well it will work.

Why am I not surprised Kina is there?