MTV Is Bringing Back The Time-Traveling Reality Show No One Asked For

Did anybody ever catch MTV’s The 70s House in the early 2000s?

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The show only ran for one season in 2005, probably because of its absurd premise. It took 12 people (6 men and 6 women) who thought they were going to be on a The Real World-style reality show, but what they got was something entirely different.

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Instead, they were stuck in a 24/7 simulation of living in a house from the 70s! Every day a Charlie’s Angels-esque disembodied voice would give them tasks to do, with each member of the house losing points any time they didn’t keep things authentic to the 70s.

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The show’s producers would try to trip them up too; they would leave things like Madonna albums from the 80s lying around the house, and if someone didn’t comment on it like “I’ve never heard of this Ma-donna” they’d lose the challenge and maybe be eliminated!

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While the show wasn’t a success, MTV clearly thinks there’s still potential in the concept, because they’re bringing it back for an entirely different decade; it’s coming back as The 90s House.

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The details we have about the show are already pretty weird…

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The jump between the 90s and the modern day has been pretty massive in a lot of ways (not the least of which is thanks to smartphones), and MTV seems to want to capitalize on this for The 90s House.

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Again, 12 contestants will think they’re signing up for a regular reality show, but instead will have to give up all the technology and advances millennials have come to expect while living in a house that’s straight out of the 90s.

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They’ll also compete in challenges featuring catch-phrases, fashion, and technology from the decade, with the winner ultimately taking home an appropriate $90,000, as well as a Mazda Miata and two VIP tickets on a 90s-themed cruise.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a 90s-themed show without some 90s mainstays, and it looks like MTV has us covered there too. They’ve announced that *Nsync’s Lance Bass and singer Christina Milian will be hosting the show! They also have a ton of guests lined up, including Mario Lopez, Michelle Williams, Joey Fatone, Marques Houston, Tyson Beckford, Bill Bellamy and Joey Lawrence.

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Will you be watching this? Let us know in the comments!

Emma C
Freelance Writer