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MTV’S “REAL WORLD” TAKES ON A NEW TWIST WHEN EXES INVADE THE HOUSE IN
“REAL WORLD: EX-PLOSION”
New Season Set To Premiere in 2014
New York, NY (November 13, 2013) – MTV’s “Real World” 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” set to air in 2014. 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.
“We wanted to give our audience a fresh take on the series,” said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming, MTV. “We are excited about this season’s twists and unexpected turns.”
“We’re incredibly excited to throw a new huge twist into the Real World’s 29th season by introducing a fresh dynamic to the relationships in the house,” said Jonathan Murray, Creator and Executive Producer of Real World. “The original seven cast members have no idea their exes will be moving in, which spurs drama, humor, excitement, unpredictability and many incredibly real situations that will resonate with our viewers.”
Want to know more about “REAL WORLD: EX-PLOSION?” Coming soon to MTV.com, fans will have access to a virtual house tour, “Meet the Cast” videos, cast bios and photos and full episodes and sneak peeks. Sound off on Twitter and Facebook with the official ‘Real World’ hashtag #realworld and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/realworld.
“The Real World” was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary Ellis-Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of “REAL WORLD: EX-PLOSION.” Jeff Keirns is Co-Executive Producer. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash and Sara Cohen are Development Executives for MTV. Catherine Whyte serves as Production Executive for MTV.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to http://www.mtvpress.com.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (29 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray’s programming includes Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), The Ruckers: Southern Royals (WE tv) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.