The creator of The Real World is going to start creating imaginary ones, too.
Reality producer Bunim-Murray Productions is teaming up with Gregory Bonann's Tower 18 to produce Point Dune, a one-hour scripted drama set in Southern California.
Bunim-Murray is best known for producing such shows as Real World, Road Rules, The Simple Life, Starting Over and Branson's Big Adventure.
Point Dume is Bunim-Murray's first venture into a scripted drama series. Bonann was the mastermind beind the international hit, Baywatch.
Point Dune will feature a youthful cast of characters who are part of the fictional Sea Extreme Alliance (SEA) Corps Program, based on a real-life program for high-school students.
Bunim-Murray and Tower 18 currently are shopping the concept to networks.
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