Real World – Casting Guide

Contestants: 7 per season
Top Prize: None
Selectivity: 5 Star

Real World is the original Reality TV show. The show focuses on seven young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 living in a shared house for five months. The contestants on the show are referred to as housemates and are forced to have a job together. This helps create tension for the show as it creates forced situations that can be contrived. Additionally, the show also features the housemates going out to parties on a very regular basis.

The show has a demanding casting schedule as the cameras are running 24/7 for five months. This requires that any person living on the show put their regular life on pause while they transplant their life.

One of the best tips for getting cast on Real World is to have an interesting story. The show really wants to view the world from a unique perspective so you have a far better chance of being cast if you have something unique. Whether that means being from a strict LDS background like Julie, being one of the first people with AIDs like Pedro or a transgender like Katelynn. When you apply, you need to illustrate why you would bring an interesting perspective on the experience that would help keep the show fresh after more than 20 seasons on air.

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Must between 15 – 24
  • Must be eligible to work in US
  • Must not be a Felon

DateCityAudition VenueCasting Call Times
April 5, 2014Washington, DCThe Town Tavern 2323 Eighteenth St. NW10:00am to 5:00pm
April 5, 2014Houston, TXChristian's Tailgate Bar and Grill 2000 Bagby Street10:00am to 5:00pm
April 5, 2014Tampa, FLHooters of Channelside 615 Channelside Dr., Ste. 11310:00am to 5:00pm
April 8, 2014Austin, TXLittle Woodrows 520 West Sixth St.10:00am to 5:00pm
April 12, 2014Burbank, CAHooters of Burbank 600 N. First St.10:00am to 5:00pm
April 19, 2014Tempe AZHooters Tempe 501 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 20110:00am to 5:00pm


The casting calls have passed for the 2014 season. When the window opens again, we will be updating this page as well as sending out the details via our twitter. You can follow up for all announcements in the upper right hand of this page.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our┬áreaders.

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