The Real World

A pioneering reality series following young strangers who live together in various locales. A new cast is featured each season, with interactions among the diverse roommates heavy on ego, ambitions, anxieties and, of course, sex. What's stressed are dynamic personalities—and personality clashes—and its 'confessional' interviews became a template for (more…)

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Season 16, Episode 1 The Real World

First Aired: June 21, 2005

The Austin cast, which features three guys and four gals, is introduced. Included: Rachel, who served as a combat nurse in Iraq; quick-witted Melinda, from Milwaukee; Johanna, who works in a children's shelter, from Riverside, Cal.; Lacey, who works in a beauty salon in Tallahassee; sheltered Danny, from Billerica, Mass.; competitive Wes, from near Kansas City, Kan.; and Nehemiah, from Mesa, Ariz.

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  • Premiered: May 1, 1992
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A pioneering reality series following young strangers who live together in various locales. A new cast is featured each season, with interactions among the diverse roommates heavy on ego, ambitions, anxieties and, of course, sex. What's stressed are dynami… (more)

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