Since it debuted on MTV in 1992, The Real World, the show that arguably kicked off the reality TV trend, has put up various groups of camera-friendly, socially nasty misfits in 19 different cities over 22 seasons. And for the show’s 23rd trip to the voyeuristic fishbowl, they’ve decided to bring their particular brand of dysfunction to our nation’s capitol.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Tony DiSanto, MTV’s president of programming, said of the decision to film in Washington, D.C., that the former music-video network is "thrilled to be filming our classic franchise in the heart of where history is being made."
Translated: "No one else would have us."
The field trip to D.C. will start shooting soon, but in the meantime, The Real World‘s newest season, filmed in sunny Cancun, Mexico, will begin airing June 24 on MTV.