Real World: Skeletons is the thirtieth season of MTV's reality television series Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras document their lives and interpersonal relationships.
It is the second season of Real World to be filmed in the East North Central States region of the United States, specifically in Chicago, Illinois after The Real World: Chicago.
Chicago was first reported as the location for the 30th season in a June 2014 article by Crain's Chicago Business.This season marks the first time that the show has aired on a night other than a Wednesday since the seventeenth season.No reunion special was produced, marking the first time since the tenth season in 2001.Each week, one cast member is faced with people from their past ("skeletons") who they have unresolved issues with at the moment relating to family, romance, work, and socialization.Madison is a former child actress who recovered from a heroin addiction two years ago and is seeking a fresh start.
Her skeletons are former acquaintances who suffered as a result of her addiction: her stepsister Rachel, who arrived to the house in episode 11, and ex Skyler, who arrived to the house in episode 12.
Nicole participated in track and field at Tottenville High School, graduated from St.
John's University, and works as an EMT on Staten Island.
Unlike the previous season, the surprise guests only have the option to live in the house for only one week.
Beginning in the 28th season, certain jobs in the area were approved by production that the cast had the liberty to apply for independently if desired.
This season, the entire cast worked in groups of two or three as bartenders, bar backs, and waiters at three Chicago bars and nightclubs: Vincenzo’s Sports Tavern, Old Fifth, and Red Kiva.