or


[01/09/07 - 08:27 AM]
G'Day!!! MTV's "The Real World" Goes Down Under
The next season of the popular MTV reality series, due in the first quarter of 2007, will be based in Sydney, Australia.

[via press release from MTV]

G�DAY!!! MTV�S �THE REAL WORLD� GOES DOWN UNDER

Production for �The Real World: Sydney� Begins in Q1 �07

New York, NY � January 9, 2007 � MTV: Music Television and Bunim-Murray Productions announced today that the 19th season of �The Real World� will begin production in Sydney, Australia Q1 �07. The next season of the popular MTV reality series is scheduled to premiere Q4 �07 and is slated for 24 episodes.

Currently in its 18th season, �The Real World� series continues to generate strong ratings and is consistently the highest-rated show on cable among P12-34. Season to date, �The Real World: Denver� has reached 74 million total viewers and is the most watched in its time period among P12-24 across all of television.

��The Real World�s� global appeal has always been about giving the audience access into the lives of the diverse cast of characters as they deal with living in a foreign environment and we�re happy to take the show abroad for the next season,� said Lois Curren, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Entertainment. �The rich, dynamic culture of Sydney is the perfect backdrop for a new season that will undoubtedly satisfy its loyal fanbase as well as attract legions of new viewers.�

�We are extremely thrilled to be bringing the show to Australia for its 19th season,� said Jon Murray, �The Real World� Co-Creator and Chairman & President of Bunim-Murray Productions. �Australians are fun-loving people who love to party so �The Real World� cast should feel right at home!�

�The MTV team will be in Sydney for several months, employing dozens of local crews and showcasing our city to a huge US audience,� said Linda Tizard, Acting Chief Executive of the NSW Film and Television Office. �The New South Wales Film and Television Office has assisted with locations and other logistical advice and we�re thrilled that they�ve chosen Sydney as the first �The Real World� location in the southern hemisphere. This is a wonderful boost to the New South Wales film and television industry.�

�The Real World� pioneered reality-based television debuting its first season in New York City. Each season, the show brings seven young strangers to live together in a new town and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged and their passions emerge.

Past seasons of �The Real World� have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West and Denver.

�The Real World� was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary Ellis-Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions, and Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers. Laura Korkoian is Co-Executive Producer and Ken Chien is Supervising Producer of �The Real World: Sydney.� Drew Tappon and Jacquelyn French are Executives in Charge of Production.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world�s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About Bunim-Murray Productions

Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series THE REAL WORLD (now in its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray�s other current programming includes ROAD RULES (with its return on MTV slated in January 2007), REAL WORLD ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV), THE SIMPLE LIFE (renewed for its fifth season on E!) and THE BAD GIRLS CLUB (which recently premiered on Oxygen). Bunim-Murray also recently launched M Theory Entertainment, a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives, to better reach the Digital Generation. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)











[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
Five Greenlights, Two Renewals, And a Premiere! Comedy Central(R) Announces CC:Studios Development Slate
Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
A Disney Princess Inspired by Latin Cultures, "Elena of Avalor," Will Be Introduced in 2016 on Disney Junior Channels and Programming Blocks Around the World
The role of 16-year-old Princess Elena, the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor, will be voiced by Aimee Carrero.

[01/29/15 - 09:50 AM]
Debut Episode of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect Mobile Game Premieres Today on the App Store
Said Kurt Sutter, "It's finally fucking here. It's awesome. Play it. Live it. Be the prospect."

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5
A summer long celebration of all things shark, this year's edition will deliver more hours of all new, visually-stunning and informative shark-filled specials than ever before.

[01/29/15 - 08:03 AM]
The Band Perry, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and John Legend to Perform on "Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy(R) Salute," Monday, Feb. 16 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Janelle Monáe, Ed Sheeran and Usher.

[01/29/15 - 07:17 AM]
Bravo Media Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 13 and Embarks on Nationwide Casting Call
The network announced open casting calls in cities across the country for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series starting on February 3.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases
Upcoming original primetime premieres include "Coast Guard Alaska" (February 23), "Weather of Biblical Proportions" (March 15), and "Brainstormers" (March 22).

[01/29/15 - 06:46 AM]
Country Superstar Tim McGraw to Perform for Glen Campbell at the Oscars(R)
"I'm honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry," said McGraw.

[01/29/15 - 06:07 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks, Home Of Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Announces Its Adoption of "Happy" the Dog as the Company's First-Ever Canine Goodwill Ambassador
"Happy, the Dog" will also appear in the highly-anticipated 2015 Hero Dog Awards, a celebration of courageous canines who have performed extraordinary good deeds, premiering this Fall.

[01/29/15 - 05:01 AM]
Bell Media and CBS Corporation Announce Long-Term Content Licensing and Trademark Agreement for Showtime(R) in Canada
The exclusive, landmark deal will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time, with hundreds of hours of past, present and future Showtime programming being made available across Bell Media platforms.

[01/29/15 - 05:00 AM]
NBC's "The Blacklist" Launches "Red Is on the Run to Thursdays" Scavenger Hunt in 25 Cities
The first three fans in each city to catch the Red decoy, wearing his signature suit and fedora hat, will be rewarded with cash prizes.

[01/28/15 - 05:48 PM]
Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen
Mehcad Brooks is set as James Olsen, a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works.