In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, MTV issued a statement today officially announcing that the 23rd season of The Real World will be filmed in DC. We'll pause for a moment to let you recover from the shock …
Okay, ready? The statement says that eight young adults will be transplanted to Washington to "live and pursue their passions in the city that many of our country’s most influential figures call home."
The show's creative and executive producer, Jonathan Murray, said, “Young people have never been more engaged in what’s happening in this country and Washington, DC, is the perfect place for The Real World cast to express their opinions and pursue their passions.”
Our own mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, agreed: “In a time when our country has witnessed the impact and spirit of our nation’s young people, it is a pleasure to welcome MTV and The Real World cast to the District of Columbia as they utilize the immense opportunities that the District’s backdrop will undoubtedly provide.” We're assuming he's talking about Adams Morgan.
The statement includes no details about where the cast members will work while they're here, but that should be discovered soon enough—it confirms that taping will happen this summer. The show will air in 2010.
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