MTV is taking the Real World back to a familiar place as the 24th season of the reality show was filmed in New Orleans.
The Real World: Back To New Orleans is set to premiere tonight June 30th at 10 p.m. eastern. The new season features eight new cast members and promises to bring the drama, romance, and drinking that the Real World fans have grown accustomed to.
“Once again, eight diverse strangers come together in the “Who Dat Nation” to experience life, love, and the 24-hour party that is New Orleans, while also discovering a passion for the city’s legendary food and music. The premiere episode opens up with the roommates in the middle of The French Quarter, where they quickly find out first impressions are not always what they seem,” reveals the press release.
And though the new season has yet to premiere, the cast made headlines back in March when cops were called to the house by cast member Ryan Leslie, who complained that his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, with whom he had an argument three weeks earlier, urinated on his toothbrush, and used it to scrub in the inside of a toilet bowl, causing a subsequent sore throat and fever experienced that required Leslie to go to the hospital on February 21, where he was treated for a viral infection.
According to Ryan, Preston previously called him a gay slur and threatened to take some action against his belongings. Ryan learned that Preston had soiled his toothbrush only after he had been using it for two weeks.
The first Real World New Orleans debuted 10 years ago.
MEET THE CAST BELOW -
McKenzie Coburn, 21 – McKenzie is a down to earth sorority girl attending the University of Central Florida and majoring in psychology. Raised on Florida’s beaches with her three siblings and happily married parents, McKenzie’s childhood was pretty idyllic. As a practicing Catholic who experiences her beliefs on a deep and emotional level, McKenzie is nonetheless quite open-minded.
Eric Patrick, 24 – It’s not often that you meet a Real World roommate who’s a stand-up comic AND holds a job at the State Department, traveling the globe briefing foreign service personnel on American policy. Far from Mr. Serious, Eric’s true passion is comedy, and he’s already made significant progress in his career, performing regularly and winning several competitions.