MTV's venerable unscripted format is heading deep into the heart of Texas - where, rumor has it, the stars at night are big and bright - for its 16th season. Production on "Real World XVI" will begin in Austin in the first quarter of 2005.
"They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and 'The Real World' is no exception," says Jon Murray, the show's co-creator and president of Bunim-Murray Productions. "Our Austin cast may be the best we've ever assembled, and I know they're going to feel right at home in this vibrant city."
Given the number of problems MTV had while filming "Real World XV" in Philadelphia, the Austin civic leaders seem happy that the rowdiness is coming to their hometown.