The name was later changed to Surreal Life to avoid legal issues with Real World.The first season of The Surreal Life began airing on January 9, 2003 and starred Gabrielle Carteris, MC Hammer, Corey Feldman, Emmanuel Lewis, Jerri Manthey, Vince Neil, and Brande Roderick.
Arquette brings the transgender community increased visibility and awareness with her appearance in the series.
And, struggling with memory and enunciation problems that grow worse, Kitaen is inexplicably left crawling on the floor of a closet by the final episode.
The season also introduced "Dirty Laundry", the Surreal Life talk show hosted by Sally Jessy Raphael.
Raphael focused on Cannatella, made several unflattering remarks about her drinking problem, said she was acting like a "slut".
" in public after Coleman's Strokes co-star Todd Bridges shows up.
These acts led the former sitcom star to "fire" Ice and then quit.
It premiered in January, 2005 and ran for 11 episodes.
The second spin-off, My Fair Brady, starred Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight.
The Surreal Life is one of VH1's most spun off shows, with a complex web of reality series which have had spin-off shows themselves.