The seven original Real World cast members as they looked when the reality show first aired

Archival photo of the original Real World cast—Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies, and Kevin Powell of the Paramount+ series The Real World Homecoming: New York.

Photo Credit: Chris Carroll/MTV

Paramount invented reality television as we know it!

By Nate Millado

This is the true story of 10 reality series picked to live on a streaming service ...

Paramount+ is home to more than 5,000 episodes of the biggest reality hits, including The Real World. Paramount (previously ViacomCBS) invented the genre when the the iconic social experiment premiered on MTV in 1992, and has continued to reinvent the "real" with game-changers like Survivor, The Amazing Race,The Challenge,and RuPaul's Drag Race.

Ready to dive into a reality rabbit hole? Start with these classic episodes on Paramount+!

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