The Real World Homecoming: New York

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program


Almost 30 years later, the original “seven strangers” that paved the way for modern reality TV are moving back into the New York loft where it all began . Viewers will be reunited with the cast from the very first season of The Real World in a brand new multi-episode docu-series to find out, once again, what happens when they stop being polite… and start getting real.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program

Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Competition Series


“a worthy epilogue”

– The New York Times

“The Real World
Homecoming: New York Is Must-See TV In the Age of Black Lives Matter”

– The Root


– The New York Times

“one of the best televised encapsulations of what makes discussions about bias and racism so difficult in this country.”

– Vulture

“A beautiful suspension bridge between past and present”

– Salon

“‘The Real World Homecoming’ Reminds Us How the MTV Reality Show Changed America”

– Daily Beast


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The Real World OG Norman Korpi Reflects on the Reality TV Trail He Blazed

‘The Real World Homecoming’ Reminds Us How the MTV Reality Show Changed America

Why The Real World Homecoming: New York Is Must-See TV In the Age of Black Lives Matter


Episode 1 | “Back to Reality”

The cast reunites in the same loft where they lived together in the original series. Everyone is shocked to discover Eric will be forced to participate remotely because he has contracted Coronavirus. 

Episode 2 | “The More Things Change”

The cast watch a variety of clips from the original series together, including heated arguments between them about racism. Becky and Kevin begin to discuss the topic, and it becomes clear to the others that Becky has experienced limited growth on the topic.

Episode 3 | “Listen”

After arguing once again about racism, Becky gets upset because castmates are not supportive of her views. She exits the show in anger.

Episode 4 | “Starting Over”

After Becky’s departure, the group talk about conflict resolution and some of the obstacles they have overcome in the last 25 years. Norm reveals that his art career has stalled and he is working in a bakery and living with family. Everyone rallies to figure out how they can help him.

Episode 5 | “It’s About All of Us”

The group continues to discuss Becky’s departure. Julie has a brief visit with Becky outside of the house, and Becky continues to feel attacked. Norm discusses being one of the first openly gay people on television and how it affected his life. Kevin has a video chat with Becky, and she refuses to listen, causing Kevin to want to leave the show.

Episode 6 | “From The Real World to the New World”

Kevin lays it all on the line. The roommates learn the answers to some long-held questions when a pair of surprise guests come to the door. And as they prepare to leave the loft for the…