This is the true story… of several strangers… picked to work in the White House… and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World.

Yep, hold onto your hot tubs and catfights, folks: NBC News is taping a reality show at the White House.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.