Posted in TV | music on May 13, 2008

475 Kent

Oh good Christ. The next season of The Real World, MTV's drunken, disease-riddled dinosaur of a reality series, (the 21st!) will be set in Brooklyn. The current season, which threw a bunch of damaged wannabe stars into a "green" sound studio in Hollywood, is getting annoyingly high ratings. So, the network has decided to sally forth with yet another installment, apparently continuing the smaller-part of an already done city trend, and will dump a bunch of yokels and rubes in our trendiest and irritatingest borough. Now, we don't know for sure which little enclave of Brooklyn the producers are thinking about, but we assume it's somewhere real and gritty, like off the Bedford L! Yes, it seems fairly inevitable that our broken Zelda Fitzgeralds will be plopped into some gorgeous crash pad in hipster Disneyland Williamsburg, but we have a better idea! Why, not the notorious Bushwick McKibbin dorms?? [Gawker]
"Bunim-Murray Productions begins shooting in Brooklyn, NY this summer."

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Comments (103)

Puke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:40 PM

There goes Williamsburg....

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:42 PM

Let the Bed-Stuy gentrification REALLY begin!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:46 PM

because the gentrification hasn't already started, has it...

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:47 PM

bedbugs

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:48 PM

I thought gentrified brooklyn really hit rock bottom. Then MTV just found a trap door.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:48 PM

Fuck MTV, seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:48 PM

meh. they'll probably just hang out in manhattan anyway, with all the other frat boy types.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:48 PM

i second, third and fourth that. fuck mtv.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:56 PM

Is Mtv even about music anymore? i know they used to be, but seriously, in 2008, what are they doing outside of reality shows and things of that nature?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:57 PM

The pool parties and Barcade will really suck this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 5:58 PM

FIGHT BACK.

When you see the MTV crew, push them out of YOUR way. When they're at a bar, be loud and obnoxious. If they get in your cab, take a few wrong turns. Yell "MTV Sucks" into the boom mic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:03 PM

Buy a gun and lots and lots of ammo!

Start packing heat!

When you see these douche-nozzles out and about: START SHOOTING!!!

JUST KILL THEM ALL!!!

Posted by bangin' bobby | May 13, 2008 6:07 PM

time to move.

Posted by butternuts | May 13, 2008 6:07 PM

wow that's laughably awful. haha.

what a sad neighborhood williamsburg has become.
it's sad when i can hardly spot not ONE fellow hispanic, even when i happen to drive down by Metropolitan and Rodney. you guys are spreading out all over. that shit is scary. every person i spot fits the look of what you all call a "hipster"

and now MTV is like "Williamsburg is where it's at. LET'S DO IT THERE!!"

like anon 5:40 said: Puke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:12 PM

"There goes Williamsburg...." -- 5:42


It's BEEN gone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:14 PM

barcade has always sucked..what are you talking about?

i wonder how many times they're going to be late getting somewhere 'cause of the G train

Posted by hipster poseur | May 13, 2008 6:14 PM

The show is absolute bullshit. Find out where they are shooting, and keep them running.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:14 PM

i'm so gonna audition

Posted by todd p | May 13, 2008 6:15 PM

They are totally going to cast some bearded hipster lead singer. They'll be lining around the block for those auditions.

Posted by MusicSnobbery | May 13, 2008 6:19 PM

it's been long gone. pool parties are gonna get taken over. wouldn't be surprised if something to do with the pool parties will be their "job".

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:20 PM

I pray these so called reality stars get mugged on a nightly basis.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:22 PM

Obama where are you?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:28 PM

does this change my odds of meeting Montag? i like the dresses she wears

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:29 PM

isnt this going to be high school kids? like sophomores and juniors?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:29 PM

Who gives a shit? 7 assholes running around being videoed. I see Tisch students doing this all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:32 PM

They have already finished casting. I am actually one of the people cast. I am the only one from NYC. I will be sure to get Brooklyn Vegan some publicity on the show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:33 PM

haha, i think i would honestly watch the show if they placed those boneheads in bed-stuy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 6:36 PM

doesn't MTV generate profit from this show by selling the pad afterwards for a huge mark-up, because people will pay more to live in the real world house? so they have to do it someplace a rich idiot will want to move to later...

Posted by J | May 13, 2008 6:45 PM

They should place these douches in Coney Island or Queens so we can see all the closed-minded assholes they cast on this show get their gelled-up heads beaten in.

It would be sorta like The Warriors, except their gang would be called The Date Rapists or the George W. Bushwicks.

Posted by Jesus H. Christ | May 13, 2008 6:45 PM


"all the closed-minded assholes they cast"

Haha, no they're casting people who are NOT from Brooklyn, you see? Now put your fake vintage T-shirt back on and piss off, you clone.

Posted by Revs Cost | May 13, 2008 7:02 PM

"clone", that's awesome. I plan to throw things if I see a Real World crew. especially if they are at McCarren (lots of rocks there) or somewhere on the street.

Posted by CloneHead | May 13, 2008 7:12 PM

fuck that... i will embrace the oppurtunity to try and meet one of these real people... they might set up a play date with me and sway

<3

Posted by poopnscoop | May 13, 2008 7:28 PM

i guess manhattan really is played out... or does this play it back in? i wish they had put the real world in queens, then i could just ignore it completely

Posted by J | May 13, 2008 7:35 PM

we should organize a mob and hang the entire cast by the neck until they stop breathing

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 7:43 PM

"we should organize a mob and hang the entire cast by the neck until they stop breathing"

Wow, this place sounds totally open-minded and progressive! Not fake-as-shit at all!

It sounds almost as "real" as this show!

Perfect fit!

Well done MTV!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 7:59 PM

Nothing beats Real World Miami. YUP. Flora, Dan, that lil dude that went to Fordham with the big dick and the overweight cuban miami native. Awesome. Now we all get a chance to make this season one to remember..

PS- I'm going to Santo's Party House tonight to live it up! Fuck all of you dumbasses. Brooklyn wasn't yours to begin with.. You're all the first insallment of the Real World in NYC#2!! Go glaze yourselves like a bunch a doughnuts all day long.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 8:11 PM

you people are so pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 8:13 PM

get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 8:14 PM

6:20 you are so dead on. i really hope i don't see a million mtv shits/camera crews this summer. not what i need to enjoy my summer concerts.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 8:16 PM

you all are a bunch of negative, miserable people! so MTV is doing a reality show in Brooklyn, big deal

why all the hate?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 9:12 PM

what the hell...fuck MTV
FUCK YOU ALL BITCHES! BURN IN HELL...OR SHOULD I SAY WILLIAMSBURG =D HAHAHA!

Posted by badunkadunk | May 13, 2008 10:00 PM

i hope taco time for mom & dad is on this show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:10 PM

This is going to be the worst Real World season ever. The best part about The Real World are the fights and the hookups, and I don't need to see prissy fake artist-types slap-fighting preppy Real Worlders, or preppy Real Worlders hooking up with hairy-bushed BK chicks.

They should just air every season of this show in Boston, where it belongs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:20 PM

i hope they come to the pool parties, they are so done

Posted by steven | May 13, 2008 10:35 PM

happy to be living in uptown manhattan. hipsters, enjoy what you've created.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 10:38 PM

sweet......i own....cry on losers.....

Posted by guest | May 13, 2008 10:39 PM

"happy to be living in uptown manhattan. hipsters, enjoy what you've created"


didnt they do two seasons in manhattan already?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:04 PM

setting it in brooklyn is the worst idea ever. How boring. All they do on the RW is go out and drink everynight, hook up with each other and act like idiots, and occasionally go to their little "jobs". Doing this all in Williamsburg seems really boring to me.
Now if they set the house in Coney Island - like someone above suggested -that might be interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:23 PM

this is perfect for williamsburg. the trust fund babies will blend in beautifully with the real world cast. they should throw some hipsters into the show for a "real world" experience.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:30 PM

put the cast right in a loft on the corner of North 7th and Bedford so they can experience the whole hipster and yuppie vibe. the hipsters would absolutly love that!

I really hope they put it right in williamsburg and they film all over and annoy the shit out of the hipsters. gentrification is a bitch!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:34 PM

6:28 is the only post that matters. hahah.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2008 11:40 PM

I hope they get put in Bed-Stuy and get raped and robbed on a regular basis.

Posted by Jennson | May 13, 2008 11:56 PM

Get over yourselves. Williamsburg lost any kind of authenticity years ago and is just full phony self absorbed people. Sounds like Real World heaven to me.

Stop hating on nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:02 AM

Daft Punk is playing a secret show at the Real World house next weekend. Andrew WK is spinning.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:18 AM

I will so pee on your door. Make love to your camera crew. kisses.

Posted by Percyst | May 14, 2008 6:45 AM

if youve been to williamsburg in the last 5 years you know its already the fucking real world (but more indy and hipster). i get douche chills just walking around there. christ. how many perfectly ungroomed beards and v neck tshirts can be in one place at a time without implosion?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 7:31 AM

6:14...sarcasim doesn't work on this board I guess...

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 7:39 AM

the options are either fort green or williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 8:09 AM

williamsburg died in 2002.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 8:21 AM

Oh godd please STAY THE FUCK out of Fort Greene.

How about Park Slope? There's lots of shitty bars and restaurants there with neon lights. And with the obnoxious neighbors, there'd be lots of conflict fodder.

Posted by MFan | May 14, 2008 8:21 AM

Maybe one of them will be hooked 24/7 on BV...

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:01 AM

they did a real world in Denver right?

it cant get any worse than that.

Posted by nick | May 14, 2008 9:03 AM

Denver is a great city. People need to get out of NYC more oftent.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:16 AM

^^
don't you get it dude?

the whole point of NYC is that you are born here and you die here, but you live your whole life feeling superior about it

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:21 AM

the real question is why is this show still being made?

more importantly, why the fuck is reality tv still in existence??!?!

it's all shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:35 AM

The Real World rules, especially Joey and Pretty Boy. Most of you people are pretentious morons. Exploitation comes full circle.

"i hope taco time for mom & dad is on this show."

totally.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:38 AM

Each and every one of you know you will be tuning in when it airs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:40 AM

anxiously awaiting the following:

1. Vampire Weekend-related job/contest
2. REAL WORLD HOBOKEN

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 9:45 AM

REAL WORLD YONKERS

Posted by butternuts | May 14, 2008 9:54 AM

My friend is a producer, he said they are living in Terminal 5 and their job is to feed Bradford Cox.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 10:00 AM

What would really be entertaining would be RW East New York or Canarsie. That'd be the shit.

I also think they should bring back Eric Neis to stir shit up, maybe re-air The Grind, lol.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 10:02 AM

dave chapelle already did that!

yo did they really already do casting
i'd totally would want to join,
i love to spend a couple of months doing nothing but partying and going to shows and hooking up for free in the mid of willyB
i mean whatever if you say it's lame but it's in the center of everywhere you'd want go manhattan
outskirts of bk lic... seems like a deal
and worth being exploited over and probably get red ribbon bottles thrown at me by my once fellow bretheren

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 10:03 AM

This is hilarious and awesome. I am not a regular watcher of television (especially reality tv), but I will surely tune in to see this.

Posted by Chase | May 14, 2008 10:37 AM

THIS IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO WILLIAMSBURG IN YEARS!!!
Fuck yes. How do I get in on this?

:) :) :)

Posted by abe-onomous | May 14, 2008 10:50 AM

"setting it in brooklyn is the worst idea ever. How boring. All they do on the RW is go out and drink everynight, hook up with each other and act like idiots, and occasionally go to their little "jobs". Doing this all in Williamsburg seems really boring to me"

Um, isn't that exactly what 90% of the assholes currently living in williamsburg do?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:26 AM

Best case scenario: Set in Brownsville.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:45 AM

best case scenario: It's in a Brownstone in Park Slope, right next to Union Hall...to give those noise haters something to really complain about..

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:03 PM

11:26 a.m. defeats 11:23 p.m.

Posted by party in my tummy | May 14, 2008 12:44 PM

Suck me, beautiful!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 12:50 PM

yeah so there are actual people from brooklyn who were born and lived there their whole lives who this could affect.

it annoys me how people outside of the borough pretty much acts like a]williamsburg, b]everyone here is a trust fund baby [which makes not much sense by the way], and c]everyone is a hipster [which is becoming a generalized, overused and meaningless word.

why am i annoyed that the real world is coming to brooklyn? It's giving the area national coverage and will further push out the less fortunate natives.

Fuck off, MTV and screw you to the Brooklyn haters.

Posted by rachel | May 14, 2008 12:55 PM

My guess is that:
90% of you who posted here were raised on the Real World and loved it. Now as the years stack up you are above it all. It was lame from the start and you are definitely over compensating with your 'outrage' here. So, you can toss the Real World in your trash heap of shamed memories along with Papa Smurf, your Mutant Ninja Turtle, a Transformer or 2, a Backstreet Boys CD, a Strokes CD, Vampire Weekend CD, and on and on.

Posted by ronnie stu | May 14, 2008 12:58 PM

oh no the real world is totally blowing up the spot! pretty soon old navy will start selling t-shirts that say 'brooklyn' on them, oh wait

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 1:12 PM

What happened to MTV's support of the LES? Is VLES dead? HA!

They should make the losers that participate live in 475 Kent.

Posted by kmc | May 14, 2008 2:02 PM

Send them to Brownsville!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:09 PM

Not surprisingly everybody on here that is pissed about this happening is also surprisingly well-versed in Real World history.

So you got to Williamsburg 2 years before it was totally played out, AND you watched the Real World before it was also totally played out, and both turned into a bunch of spoiled chasing girls and preening in shitty clubs?! Wow, that IS fucking cool.

As has been stated a thousand times over ad fucking nauseum, the only people that can bitch about Williamsburg getting taken over are the Hasidic Jews, the Italians and the Polish, and even they don't get the right, because it's the nature of the city for its neighborhoods to shift like that. It's like the Gangs of New York (and don't sat the fucking Warriors) reenacted by the spoiled rich kids that moved here in 2002 versus the spoiled rich kids that moved here in 2005.

Well, now the spoiled rich kids of 2008 are here, and they've brought a reality TV show camera crew with them. Would you expect anything less?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:34 PM

@ Anonymous | May 14, 2008 11:26 AM

I had to pray that was sarcarsm, because that was too dead on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 2:37 PM

i'm SOOO excited about this.

btw. Real World Hollywood is the best one in years.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:04 PM

everyone bitching about this will inevitably watch it. sitting their with a beverage, constantly with mouth slightly ajar in mock disgust, snide comments filling the breaks between air slappies of extreme disgust/delight.

reality tv ladies and gentlemen.

i also guarantee that absolutely nothing will happen to the mtv crew if come to the pool. except maybe a couple snide semi-loud-so-as-not-to-make-a-rucus-but-loud-enough-for-the-friends -to-hear comments. yeah that about it.

Posted by cambodian breast milk | May 14, 2008 4:36 PM

"because the gentrification hasn't already started, has it..."

Who the hell knows...I wouldn't be caught dead in that sh*thole of a neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:41 PM

I want to belong, so fuck MTV, fuck Real World, fuck Williamsburg, fuck you, fuck me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 4:48 PM

"williamsburg died in 2002."

Ha! Williamsburgh died in 1999 at the latest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 5:06 PM

So 4:48: How long you been working for MTV?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 5:10 PM

come on anon: 506 willimasburg died in 1899, a true hipster would know that..geez

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 5:12 PM

Kill all MTV products...KILL

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 6:15 PM

i can't wait for a season of hipster-bashing commentary form the super-typical southern guy

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2008 6:36 PM

YOU ARE THE MAN (OR WOMAN) ANON 9:54...YO REPRESENT!!! I'M DRUNK IF ANYONE CARES...

Posted by YONKERS UP IN THIS PEICE | May 14, 2008 8:45 PM

This will be awesome if...
the 7 strangers consist of 4 people in their 30s who work in marketing in Manhattan, the 2 sisters from CocoRosie, and Jandek.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 10:22 AM

where do i sign up?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 2:09 PM

Outside Union Hall. I'll be there around midnight; if you don't see me, just holler good and loud.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 3:29 PM

I'm an intern at MTV and one of the cast members is from the "two girls, one cup" video.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2008 12:27 PM

Makes me realize just how stupid most of the country is, and how it's filled with MTV watching, Z-100 listening, "song" buying, 9-5 shitty job having, Hate my family and the fact that I got married cuz it was "time" doing, fucking yenta's! Kill your fucking idols.. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, the Real World, Usher, American Apparel, Pop Music and reality TV are all contributing to the dumbing down of this fuckign country..

anyone ever see Idiocracy? A shitty movie about the world of the future where only the stupid reproduced...


yup...... it's all coming true

Posted by I hate TV | June 3, 2008 10:01 AM

I'm going to start a fight with any and all of the cast members if I happen across them. Just because..

Posted by Punch Drunk | June 3, 2008 10:04 AM

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