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MTV's The Real World Eyeing West Loop For Chicago Return

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MTV's The Real World is looking to return to Chicago for another season of reality TV drama, and may be coming to an empty warehouse in the West Loop. Crain's reports that an affiliate of the Bunim/Murray production company has selected the building at 1100 West Randolph Street to become the next temporary home to the seven strangers who will make up the next season's cast. The show, which is credited for launching the reality television frenzy, previously filmed a season in Chicago in 2001, where the cast lived in then-gentrifying Wicker Park. The West Loop, which has been exploding with development in recent years, would only be home to the Real World cast for roughly five months. The city has to approve a zoning change however. If all goes according to the production company's plan, prepare to see early 20-somethings getting smashed at local bars and fighting in the streets, along with bright lights and cameras following.
·'The Real World' moving into West Loop [Crain's]