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Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray is an American television producer and co-creator of MTV's The Real World, Road Rules, and the Oxygen Network's The Bad Girls Club.

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Murray attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School and is currently in their Hall of Distinction. He went on to earn a degree from Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Murray founded Bunim-Murray with partner Mary-Ellis Bunim. Agent Mark Itkin of the William Morris Agency put the two together to develop a scripted soap opera for MTV. When that was too expensive, they decided to try an unscripted soap and the Real World was born.
"We knew within 20 minutes of shooting that we had a show," Bunim said.

Murray and Bunim's company, Bunim/Murray Productions, spearheaded the reality television genre. Among the numerous other reality programs that Murray and Bunim co-created over the years were Road Rules, Love Cruise, Making the Band, The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, the reality feature film The Real Cancun, the real-life daily syndicated Starting Over, as well as Fox's The Simple Life. BMP are also executive producers on Project Runway for Lifetime and for all the Kardashian series on E!

On November 29, 2011, it was announced that and Murray and Bunim would be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in March 2012.

His niece, Hailey Murray, appeared on the daytime reality series, Starting Over, another show he helped create, during the show's first season, with her mother, Lynnell.

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