Filming for "The Real World" Could Begin This Summer in Chicago

This isn’t the first time the reality show has set stage in Chicago

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    A group of seven strangers will reportedly stop being polite and start getting real in Chicago this summer.

    That’s right, the 30th series of the dramatic reality show "The Real World" will be filming in the city’s West Loop this summer, Chicago Film Office head Rich Moskal told the Chicago Tribune.

    An affiliate of Bunim/Murray Productions, which films the show, has been issued a special permit to “establish a seven-bed, temporary, group living residence in an existing two-story building,” according to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The location is set for a property at 1100 W. Randolph St.

    While a start date has not yet been announced, Moskal told the Tribune filming "will likely begin in August."

    Earlier reports indicated the company plans to use the property for up to five months, filiming within a 12-week period.

    Bunim/Murray Productions came to the city in March to host an open casting call.

    And this isn’t the first time the reality show has set stage in Chicago.

    The show previously had a brief residency in the city for “The Real World: Chicago,” which filmed in Wicker Park and premiered in 2002.