[03/30/09 - 04:09 PM]
The Real World Says Goodbye to Brooklyn
Plus: "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" returns on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from MTV]


Season Finale Airs on Wednesday, April 1, at 10 PM (ET/PT)

Will Be Followed By "The Real World: Brooklyn Reunion Special" at 11 PM (ET/PT)

"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge Goes to New Extremes With The Duel II Premiering on Wednesday, April 8 at 10 PM (ET/PT)

New York, NY � March 30, 2009 �When the pranks are taken too far, the roommates go head-to-head in an explosive finale that almost destroys the bond between the girls and guys. In a season packed with emotion, excitement and suspense, these eight roommates learned to love and hate each other while pursuing their lifelong dreams. MTV's "The Real World: Brooklyn" will air its final episode Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00PM (ET/PT) immediately followed by "The Real World: Brooklyn Reunion Special" at 11:00PM (ET/PT) where viewers can reunite with their favorite cast for a full update.

On Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00PM (ET/PT), TJ Lavin returns to host "The Real World / Road Rules Challenges: The Duel II." Tune in as 26 thrill seekers from the two series will begin their journey towards the ultimate cash prize totaling $300,000. From striking mountain backdrops to a tranquil lake, Queenstown, New Zealand is the ideal setting for an extreme challenge that brings some of the most intense games including cliff jumps, canyon swings, and of course ultimate twist on a local favorite � bungee drops.

This season, team competitions are history! Tensions mount on "The Duel II" as competitors backstab, plot and brawl when alliances are put to the ultimate test during each solo mission.

"The Real World" was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of "The Real World: Brooklyn." Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.

"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel II" is Executive Produced by Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth. Jack Reifert is Producer. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Development Executive overseeing the series.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

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 (currently in production on its 22nd season on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules, in 1995, the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life, in 2003, and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians (E! Entertainment), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV), The Supreme Court of Comedy (DirecTV), the 6th season of Project Runway, the upcoming Models of the Runway and Frat House (upcoming on TBS). Other recently aired Bunim-Murray series include America's Psychic Challenge (Lifetime), Living Lohan (E! Entertainment), Murder (Spike) and Dr. Steve-O (USA). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. In 2007 Bunim-Murray launched BMP Films, a film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its first scripted film Pedro, at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. Bunim-Murray Productions has also recently announced the formation of M Music, a music management division, with its first band, A Cursive Memory, signing with Vagrant Records. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.

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