Well this could explain some things.
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Just when you thought living in a house full of complete strangers was weird!
Wait until you live in a house full of strangers WITH your exes! That sounds like a formula for a crazy, dramatic, and complicated season of The Real World!
Jon Murray, the co-creator of the MTV reality show explains the changes coming to the 29th (yes, 2-9!) season of Real World!
And still at the core, you have seven people who are living together and stopped being polite and started getting real. This time, they just don’t know that all of their exes are going to be moving in four weeks into production. For young people, often your ex is your first love, so the ex is someone who they have a very powerful connection to, and it’s a person you sometimes measure every future relationship against. At that age, your ex is still an important part of the piece of who you are and how you go about your life. We thought it was something that was a great thing to explore and we also thought it would bring an interesting hook that might get some viewers to check us out who maybe hadn’t checked us out in the previous years.
Um, you've definitely gotten our attention! A house full of strangers with their exes sounds like a bomb just waiting to EXplode!
Jon explained how he and his team came up with this new AH-Mazing idea!
We had several months of brainstorming with MTV over possible ideas. Exes were always on that list. We came up with other ideas but we kept coming back to exes. It really wasn’t until the end of the process that we stumbled on the idea of having the exes surprise the roommates that we then said, “Oh, yeah, this is the right idea.” It’s the hook that we think will get people’s attention. And we had talked about putting the exes next door, we tried all different derivations of how to make it work.
We kinda can't believe you didn't do this sooner!
It's either going to be VERY awkward with HIGHlarious confessions from the main cast members or it's going to be downright dramatic!
We. Can't. Wait.