about Real World XVII: Key West

For its 17th season, The Real World heads to the southernmost point of the United States--that tropical island full of hidden treasures, Key West. This time around, our seven strangers have more than each other to contend with, as they end up having to share their luxurious waterfront pad with three unexpected "guests"--Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. In the midst of all the turmoil from Mother Nature, the roommates still have a job to do: open and run Key West's first Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning studio. Of course, work drama and hurricane evacuations don't keep the roomies from partying at Hemingway's favorite watering hole, seeking romance and making the most of Fantasy Fest, an annual Key West event that rivals Mardi Gras in sheer size and audacity. Along the way, personalities clash and issues ranging from anorexia to anger management emerge. Can these seven very different strangers end up as seven friends? Get ready for the stormiest season yet!