Producers of the longtime MTV reality television show, “The Real World” will be in Baton Rouge Saturday, Oct. 29, holding an open casting call for the show’s 27th season.

The casting call will be held at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mugshots Grill and Bar, 7425 Corporate Blvd.

“We look for characters from real life, people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World,” in a news release.

The show mirrors the make up of the general population by including people from all walks of life. This season casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted.

For instance, people struggling with weight issues; affected by a natural disaster; products of home or alternative schooling; followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems; elite athletes; recent graduates affected by the economic downturn; those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture; members of a pro-abstinence organization; those who are recently single due to a tragedy; someone who has recently left the foster care system; and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by.

Producers are also particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.

These qualities are not a requirement. “The Real World” welcomes anyone with a great personality and a willingness to share their life with the world. Casting agents are looking for surprising and unusual life stories that have yet to be told on television.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves, which will not be returned, and photo identification. Applicants must be 20 or older and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.