Last season, MTV's long-running reality show, "The Real World," flipped the script with "Real World: Ex-Plosion."
For the first time in 29 seasons, "Real World" introduced a huge plot twist: halfway through the season, every single cast member's ex arrived at the house in San Francisco to move in...for the rest of the season. And if you think having your ex move into the house with you while cameras are rolling is bad, just wait until you hear what the "Real World" cast members have to endure this season.
When "Real World" heads back to Chicago this season, the "Skeletons" are coming out of the closet for seven twentysomethings.
"Real World: Skeletons" begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in the Windy City's West Loop, with the roommates anticipating a few months of partying in Chicago without a care in the world. But each one of the seven has someone from their past arrive and "they soon discover they cannot run away from their past mistakes as unresolved issues and abhorrent behavior are pushed to the surface as the 'last person on earth' they wanted to see comes knocking on their door.'"
As these "skeletons" move into the loft, the original seven roommates are forced to deal with their past lives while also balancing the relationships they've made with each other.
The seven unsuspecting victims are:
Bruno, 24 - East Providence, Rhode Island
A stylish and sensitive ladies' man, Bruno is a Portuguese transplant with old-fashioned values, a tough exterior, and explosive temper. This stubborn macho man hasn't spoken to his brother, Briah, in three years after a petty argument become an angry confrontation.
Sylvia, 25 - Kansas City, Missouri
A sassy Mexican-American bombshell, this fiery hot-tempered bartender is a serial dater with a "roster" of men back home. Damaged by the abandonment of her step-father, Sylvia is an emotional girl who longs to find love but often gravitates towards dysfunctional romantic relationships.
Jason, 24 - Raleigh, North Carolina
This charming lady killer has just lost his job as a car salesman; and "Real World" comes at just the right time to determine his next step in life. Raised by his mom after she gave birth to him at 19, Jason has never known his father. Money has always been tight; and if there's one lesson he learned from his father it's that he'll never walk out on his own child.
Madison, 23 - Austin, Texas
This flirty, gorgeous yet nave blonde with the bubbly personality is known for stealing guys' hearts. After recovering from a six year battle with drug addiction, Madison now describes herself as a "newborn;" looking to build close female friendships, and finding herself again.
Nicole, 23 - Staten Island, New York
Aggressive and loud, with a thick Staten Island accent, this is the first time Nicole has been away from her home and her triplet sisters. Extremely competitive, she works as an EMT "saving lives" and as a single lesbian she claims she can "steal your girlfriend."
Tony, 25 - Folsom, Louisiana
A handsome Southern charmer with a killer smile, Tony's weakness is women. A chemical plant worker, he has the habit of not being able to be faithful to one girl–resulting in a trail of broken hearts and exes who continue to stalk him.
Violetta, 23 - Sarasota, Florida
An immigrant beauty from Moldova, you either hate or love this brash and outgoing party person who never holds back from giving her opinion–no matter who gets hurt by her comments. A self-described former fat girl who was bullied in high school, she turned the tables on her enemies and became a hard-edged bully herself.
"Real World: Skeletons" premieres on December 16, 2014 at 10 pm on MTV.