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MTV renews “Real World” for four seasons

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – MTV is ordering four more seasons of its veteran reality hit “The Real World.”

The order will extend the 17-year-old docudrama from Bunim-Murray Prods. to 26 cycles. MTV also is ordering another four rounds of Bunim-Murray’s “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” bringing the competition series to 21 cycles.

The current season of “The Real World: Brooklyn” will air its finale Wednesday, and producers are already shooting the next round, “The Real World: Cancun.”

Given MTV’s youthful target audience, the network must develop a constant stream of new, hip programing. But the “Real World” format keeps managing to hook new generations of viewers.

Producers tweaked the format for the Brooklyn season by not giving the cast members jobs.

“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and it’s easier to do in a big metropolitan area,” executive producer Jon Murray said. “The season after Cancun, a location that hasn’t been announced yet, I think might be like that too.”

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)