DENVER - The 18th season of MTV's popular "The Real World" series will take place in Denver.
The reality show, which features seven young strangers living and working together in a lavish home, is in its 17th season in Key West, Fla.
MTV announced Monday that Denver's installment would be shot and aired later this year. The show already has been cast.
"Denver has absolutely everything we could hope for - diversity, activities, energy and nightlife," said Lois Curren, executive vice president of MTV Series Entertainment.
Both Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper voiced support for the series.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Denver to showcase our cultural and recreational vibrancy to a very large, young audience," Hickenlooper said.