Way back in the Stone Age of reality TV, before there was an American Idol or Survivor, there was a little show about seven strangers put in a house to live together. If you ever wanted to be part of reality TV history, here's your chance. The Real World is casting for its 20th (and possibly final) season. Check out The Real World casting site, whether you want to be part of the action or just want to be judge and jury for Real World hopefuls.
The Real World casting site is designed to be a highly immersive experience that engages viewers on multiple levels, from castee to judge. Viewers who join the community can register to be considered for the show, or serve as judges to help determine who makes the cut. In either instance, they are connected to the larger community of The Real World fans who share similar passions and who want to stay connected to — and help influence — the story arcs, characters, and themes they see on-air.
Viewers who throw their hats into the ring for the cast of Season 20 must submit a 90-second "confessional" video detailing their passions, life experiences, and phobias. Viewers who elect to serve as judges can climb a virtual casting hierarchy to serve in any number of roles, from Head of Casting to VP of Casting, Casting Director, Casting Associate, Casting Intern, or just plain Voter. The hierarchy is determined by the number of votes a registered user casts; the more one votes, the higher on the ladder they climb.
But it's not just castees who make it onto MTV. Even judges may appear throughout the season to discuss whom they voted for and why.The current season of The Real World: Denver ranks #1 in its time period (10-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays) among P12-34 versus cable competition, and has reached 91.4 million total viewers season-to-date. The season finale of The Real World: Denver is May 16. The next season — Season 19 — will take place in Sydney, Australia and is currently in production. The viewers chosen through the RealWorldCasting.com site will be members of The Real World Season 20.
The Real World: Denver is a massive hit on mtv.com as well. In the month of April, viewers streamed four million full episodes, sneak peeks, and after-shows, making The Real World: Denver the most-watched show at mtv.com. Since the show's on-air premiere in November, The Real World: Denver has delivered nearly 24 million streams, consistently making it one of the most- viewed TV shows on mtv.com.
The Real World was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions, and Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers. Drew Tappon and Jacquelyn French are Executives Producers for MTV.