The Real World is an American reality television show in which a group of strangers live together in a house for several months, as cameras record their interpersonal relationships. First broadcast in , the show is the longest-running program in MTV history, consistently ranking as a top-rated cable series among viewers 12—34 years old. As of Season 32, a total of cast members have appeared on the show. There have been nine instances in which an original cast member left the house during production and was replaced by another roommate.
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In the series, seven to eight young adults were picked to temporarily live in a new city together in one residence while being filmed non-stop. Many might remember how the series in its early years depicted issues of contemporary young-adulthood relevant to its core audiences, such as sex, prejudice, religion, abortion, illness, sexuality, AIDS, death, politics, and substance abuse, but later garnered a reputation as a showcase more drama, sometimes toxic at that. The series has generated two notable related series, both broadcast by MTV: Road Rules , a sister show, which lasted for 14 seasons — , and the ongoing spin-off reality game show The Challenge , which has run for 35 seasons since , thus surpassing The Real World. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies and Kevin Powell to find out how the series transformed their lives since the cameras stopped rolling and to find out, once again, what happens when they stop being polite… and start getting real.
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For the first time in 29 seasons, Real World introduced a huge plot twist: halfway through the season, every single cast member's ex arrived at the house in San Francisco to move in And if you think having your ex move into the house with you while cameras are rolling is bad, just wait until you hear what the Real World cast members have to endure this season. Think back and reflect on your life so far. There are probably a few people—exes, family members, ex-friends, ex-coworkers—that you'd be totally fine with never seeing again.
Details of the settlement have not been made public, but earlier this year MTV's parent company, Viacom, responded to Cooley's complaint by saying, "[Cooley] failed to avoid the injuries of which she complains. Cooley was originally a castmate on The Real World: Chicago , which aired in Before being cast on the show, she had been a foster child who had never found a permanent home before eventually aging out of the system. Having appeared on over a dozen different reality shows between and , Cooley was one of the first people to create a career out of reality television, which has effectively ended after her stint on The Ruins , where the alleged rape occurred. In the complaint filed on October 27, —which names MTV, Bunim-Murray Productions, and The Challenge castmates Kenneth Santucci and Evan Starkman—Cooley alleged she was a victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual battery.