LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- MTV is serving up a 15th edition of "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" while Bravo has booked March 19 as the start date for "Top Chef: Chicago."
The former, dubbed "Gauntlet III," will bow on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00/9:00c. The series takes over for its parent "The Real World," which wraps its 19th edition with a reunion special the week prior. "Real World" will then return for its landmark 20th season (set in Hollywood) on Wednesday, May 21 - 16 years after its original launch on May 21, 1992.
Meanwhile, Bravo has released its March schedule, which includes the aforementioned fourth season of "Top Chef." The series will once again run on Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c. Current occupant "Project Runway" will close its fourth cycle on March 5 while Bravo's first annual "A-List Awards" will fill the slot on March 12.
Rounding out its March highlights are the finales of "The Millionaire Matchmaker" (Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c) and "Make Me a Supermodel" (Thursday, March 27 at 10:00/9:00c) as well as the premiere of "The Real Housewives of NYC" (a.k.a. "Manhattan Moms") on Tuesday, March 4 at 11:00/10:00c.
"NYC" presumably will slide to Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning March 11.