The Real World
Overview Episodes

Twenty-nine seasons into MTV's ``Real World'' franchise, keeping the series fresh involves coming up with new twists to the format. A few weeks into the season, the seven castmates living together in a San Francisco house are startled to find that their exes -- with whom they have drama-filled histories -- have moved in, a first-time development for the franchise. It goes without saying the new living arrangement complicates the roomies' lives and leads to the fights, scandals, hookups and breakups that ``Real World'' fans have come to expect from the series. The cast includes a Bay Area native with commitment issues, a womanizing club promoter, and a former football star who lost his college scholarship because of a pregnancy scare that turned out to be a hoax. And good luck remembering who's who among the females -- there's a Jenna, a Jenny, a Jamie and two Ashleys.

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