This week, MTV's increasingly inebriated reality TV disaster program returns for its 29th season. Or, rather: its first as Real World: Ex-Plosion, the desperate attempt to regain relevance among the coveted 18-35 demographic. But, from what we've seen so far in the promo materials, we don't exactly have high hopes for the new cast (or their exes). And it's ruining cherished memories of Pedro, Puck, and peanut butter scandals.
First up, and offered by MTV with zero context other than "Sneak Peek," a confrontation over a boy, whose name we have no yet bothered to learn. Also, there will apparently be no finger-pointing in this season. Only prune-toe foot pointing:
Also, the cast appears to refrain from the usual drunken mudslinging, in favor of drunken hamburger grease-slinging:
Finally, in case you wanted to know which bed saw the most action and which San Francisco neighborhood the confessional room was themed after, here's an awkwardly scripted house tour (Spoiler alert: the confessional looks like Chinatown):
The Real World: Ex-Plosion, uh, explodes all over MTV this Wednesday, January 8th. SFist will, of course, be back with recaps for your enjoyment on the 9th.
Previously: MTV Teases Awkward New Real World: Ex-Plosion