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Washington Officially the Prettiest Dress in the Reality-TV Store

Looks as if MTV's creaky "Real World" -- the series that is now older than MTV's target audience -- is finally coming to explore the finer points of binge drinking in our fair city of Washington, D.C.

Word got out that the production house, Bunim-Murray, is staffing up with production assistants who are local and know the area. Well, actually what happened is intrepid Reporters Who Cover Television noticed Bunim-Murray had put the Washington-area PA-job postings on those Web sites that post casting calls and entertainment-industry job openings -- like EntertainmentCareers.Net. Don't bother looking now -- they've taken it down. An MTV rep, contacted for comment, had one of her staffers call back to issue their usual "If it's happening on MTV, it's news to us" statements.

We're sorry we don't sound more breathless about this "Real World" news, but we're still recovering from the excitement of Bravo's announcement that it's bringing "Real Housewives" to Washington, on the heels of CW's "Blonde Charity Mafia." Washington really has become the prettiest dress in the store, hasn't it?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 29, 2009; 7:56 PM ET
Categories:  TV News  
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am i the only 20-something year old, native washingtonian who is pissed about this trend?? don't get me wrong. i LOVE that the real world and real housewives (one of my faves!) is coming here. what i am annoyed about is that suddenly, since obama gets elected, everyone has decided that NOW d.c. is a cool city. WTF. (and yes, i am a HUGE dem, and voted for obama). NEWSFLASH: obama hasn't suddenly made us cool, and it pisses me off to no end that we are treated like a boring, buttoned up, conservative city when it is the OPPOSITE of how our city really is!! i have been complaining for the past 10 years about the real world never filming here. we have TONS of clubs, bars, job opportunities for the cast, AND ONE OF THE LARGEST GAY COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY (which always seems like a must for every season). i don't even like the freaking show! i just am sick of us being though of as the "ugly step-sister" of the major U.S. cities! anyway, i do hope these shows open people's eyes as to how awesome this city has ALWAYS been :P

Posted by: lfairall | May 30, 2009 1:00 AM | Report abuse

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