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Facebook Watch to Reimagine MTV’s The Real World


MTV Studios is partnering with Facebook Watch to bring back the reality series The Real World for three all-new seasons.

Debuting in spring 2019, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. They will aim to explore friendship and the cultural and social environment in each country. Available exclusively on Facebook Watch, the new seasons will introduce interactive social and community features that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV app.

Creators Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is co-producing the new seasons with MTV Studios and pre-production is underway in each location.

“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,” said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV. “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.”

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