MTV orders more ‘Real World’

Reality skein to return for two more cycles

The Real World” will clearly remain older than most of its viewers.

MTV has given greenlight orders to two more cycles of its signature reality skein, bringing the show to 28 seasons. Season 25, which takes place in Las Vegas, preemed earlier this month and casting is under way for the next edition.

Skein, which brings a handful of teens and twentysomethings to live under the same roof, debuted in 1992 in Gotham. Since then, the show has filmed in a majority of U.S. cities, as well as going overseas to Paris, Sydney and Cancun.

Through two weeks, the current Las Vegas edition is averaging 2.2 million viewers per episode. The second episode was a 28% increase from the season premiere.

“‘The Real World’ has remained relevant for 25 seasons because it continues to capture the lives of young adults, hold a mirror to the challenges they face and truly reflect the current generation,” said exec producer Jonathan Murray.

Jim Johnston is also an exec producer.