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MTV’s “The Real World” To Be Rebooted By Facebook Watch

The Real World is making a real return.

Facebook Watch and MTV Studios are partnering up to pick up the MTV reality series classic, Facebook executives announced on Wednesday.

The show will kick off with three seasons in the U.S., Mexico, and Thailand. The collaboration with Facebook will bring in a more audience involvement by giving fans the opportunity to vote on housemates before the shows start. Additionally, fans will be offered the chance to connect with cast members through Facebook features like Facebook Live, Watch Party and Premiers.

“The Real World made history as the world’s first original reality show and trailblazing social experiment — and we’re thrilled to reboot the show for today’s audiences — representing and amplifying the real life, real people, real places and real social tensions of each country,” said Matthew Henick, Facebook’s Head of Content Planning and Strategy.

Added MTV’s president, Chris McCarthy: “MTV’s 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. 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.”

“The Real World” debuted for the first time in 1992 and became MTV’s longest-running show ever. The series is set to premiere spring 2019.

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