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'The Real World'
Who's on the lease: 26 seasons worth of late teens and 20-somethings in cities like New York, London, San Francisco, Key West, Las Vegas and Cancun
The terms: "What happens when people stop being polite and start being real?" is what the MTV docu-series has been asking audiences for 20 years while following the lives of different groups of young adults dealing with everything from racism to AIDS to messy bathrooms -- and lots and lots of drinking and hookups.
April 11, 2012