EXCLUSIVE: MTV’s ‘Real World’ returning to Vegas for 25th birthday

For its 25th birthday, “The Real World” is celebrating in Las Vegas.

MTV’s iconic show — the long-running skein begin in New York in 1992 — will move into the Hard Rock Hotel in making its second trip to Sin City. The new season, which will again focus on seven strangers living together, is set to launch in March next year and production begins next week.Mtv-real-world-new-orleans-cast

The Hard Rock recently underwent a $750 million expansion and remains one of the city’s top hotels for the twentysomething crowd.

The most recent edition, “The Real World: New Orleans,” finished Wednesday night as cable’s top program in the 10 p.m. hour among the 12-34 demo. Show averaged nearly 2 million viewers per episode, a 25% increase from the previous season.

“The Real World” is produced by Bunim-Murray Prods. Jon Murray and Jim Johnston are exec producers.