|The Real World: New Orleans|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Season Run||June 30, 2010 – September 22, 2010|
|No. of Episodes||12|
|Previous||The Real World: D.C.|
|Next||The Real World: Las Vegas|
The Real World: New Orleans is the twenty-fourth season of the MTV reality series, The Real World which follows eight strangers living in a house together as cameras follow their every move and interpersonal relationships.
This season's cast was offered opportunities to volunteer together at various locations. Pre-production announcements by Bunim-Murray Productions indicated that the cast would participate in Hurricane Katrina recovery activities, with co-creator and executive producer Jon Murray stating in a news release, "Hurricane Katrina threw New Orleans for a punch, but the city is coming back and we're hoping our cast members and the series can play a small role in the city's rebirth." Nola.com viewed this announcement as an attempt by Bunim-Murray to reverse the series' reputation as a den of immature and irresponsible behavior on the part of its young cast members. The cast provides assistance to the homeless by working at the New Orleans Mission, and building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
The cast lived at a house at 1633-1635 Dufossat Street, in Uptown New Orleans. According to Sotheby's website, the 9,860-square-foot (916 m2) house, which is currently on the market for $1.7 million, features 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a landscaped front garden, a pool, historic mantels, and an additional apartment equipped with a full kitchen that can be used for an entertainment room or separate quarters for guests or live-in staff. The house, which is located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the Belfort Mansion used as the residence for the ninth season, was owned by Baron Davis of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who paid $1.5 million in 2002 for the property, which was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs. Because the cast was housed in a residential unit instead of a commercial building this season, it was not furnished by IKEA, as residences in recent past seasons.
|Ashlee Feldman||23||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Eric Patrick||22||Arlington, Virginia|
|Jemmye Carroll||21||Starkville, Mississippi|
|McKenzie Coburn||21||Jupiter, Florida|
|Preston Charles||22||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Ryan Knight||23||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Ryan Leslie||22||Tempe, Arizona|
|Sahar Dika||21||Dearborn Heights, Michigan|
*Age at the time of filming.
|Episode||Title||Original Air Date||Viewership (in millions)|
|1||"Welcome to New Orleans"||June 30, 2010||1.261|
|2||"Knight Fights, Love Bites"||July 7, 2010||1.692|
|3||"Jemmye's White Knight"||July 14, 2010||1.705|
|4||"Superbrawl 2010"||July 21, 2010||1.738|
|5||"Abused & Confused"||July 28, 2010||1.750|
|6||"Sing out, Cop out"||August 4, 2010||2.043|
|7||"Building & Breaking"||August 11, 2010||2.202|
|8||"Saint Patrick's Secrets"||August 18, 2010||1,987|
|9||"Fired"||August 25, 2010||2.166|
|10||"Getting Down, Blowing Up"||September 1, 2010||2.003|
|11||"Over Knight"||September 8, 2010||1.929|
|12||"Au Revoir, Nawlins"||September 15, 2010||1.708|
On March 1, 2010, New Orleans' 2nd District police were summoned to the house by cast member Ryan Leslie, who complained that his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, with whom he had an argument three weeks earlier, urinated on his toothbrush, and used it to scrub in the inside of a toilet bowl, causing a subsequent sore throat and fever that required Leslie to go to the hospital on February 21, where he was treated for a viral infection. According to Leslie, Roberson-Charles previously called Leslie a "faggot", and threatened to take some action against Leslie's belongings. Leslie learned that Roberson-Charles had soiled his toothbrush only after Leslie had been using it for two weeks. Police confiscated Leslie's toothbrush as evidence, but did not take a statement by Roberson-Charles. The police report did not indicate whether the police viewed video footage shot in the house while investigating the complaint. Executive producer Jim Johnston declined to comment. Officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman, opined that Leslie may have merely wanted the incident documented, as the police would have likely issued a municipal summons to both roommates in order for a judge to determine if a crime had been committed, had Leslie wanted to press charges. Flot further suggested that the incident may have been contrived to generate publicity for the series. Roberson-Charles' soiling of Leslie's toothbrush, as well as Leslie's soiling of Roberson-Charles' cigarettes by rubbing them on his anal cleft, were both depicted in Episode 4. The summoning of the police was depicted in Episode 6.