MTV Discovers It's Coming to Washington for Next "Real World"

MTV finally got around to confirming what we've known for ages: the 23rd season of "The Real World" will explore the finer points of binge drinking and friends-with-benefits in our fair city of Washington, D.C.

(Marissa Newhall -- The Washington Post)
MTV said production starts "in the summer of 2009," which is, um, now. The D.C. edition will premiere "in 2010" is all MTV would say.

"In a time when our country has witnessed the impact and spirit of our nation's young people, it is a pleasure to welcome MTV and 'The Real World' cast to the District of Columbia as they utilize the immense opportunities that the District's backdrop will undoubtedly provide," Major Adrian Fenty said in MTV's announcement.

Or, as MTV programming chief Tony DiSanto put it: "The charged atmosphere of Washington D.C., the center of our country's social and political change, will provide an electric setting for this next season of 'The Real World.' We are thrilled to be filming our classic franchise in the heart of where history is being made. It adds a whole new [Zzzzzz -- Oh, sorry, where was he? Oh yes] dimension to the great characters and drama our viewers expect and love from 'The Real World.'"

"Young people have never been more engaged in what's happening in this country and Washington, D.C. is the perfect place for 'The Real World' cast to express their opinions and pursue their passions," "Real World" exec producer Jonathan Murray chimed in for good measure.

This does not sound like "The Real World" we have come to know and love. The 22nd edition sounds more like it. That one, "The Real World: Cancun" debuts June 24. In Cancun, MTV promises, eight new roomies will come together under one roof "to heat things up, as they work hard and play even harder. From sexy hook-ups to blood-boiling fights, the Mexican Caribbean will never be the same as the drama unfolds."

By Lisa de Moraes  |  June 10, 2009; 3:03 PM ET TV News
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Why do I have a feeling that this is gonna be the first real world where somebody gets shot? Oh yeah, that's right, probably because it happens everyday in D.C.

Posted by: smckaho420 | June 11, 2009 3:14 PM

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