MTV Stares Into the Generation Gap With a Disorienting Real World Reboot


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If MTV ever dies, The Real World will be in the first line of its obituary. After debuting in 1992, the pioneering reality series not only catalyzed the network's transformation into a youth lifestyle brand, but also managed to survive for 25 years. Even if the angsty, political Gen X seasons ended up giving way to fratty, drunken antics in the 2000s, the core concept--a diverse group of young people share a luxe home--was loose enough to change with the times.

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