Brian Graden, an executive for MTV, gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times stating that casting for Real World 20 will be different this year.
People who have been sending in casting tapes have been receiving emails from producers who want to put their tapes online. The casting director will then send a release form, the auditioner signs it, and presumably in a few weeks, we'll see a gaggle of videos online from Real World hopefuls.
Graden makes it seem as if the entire finalist pool will be selected by the viewers, which would be a huge departure for the series, which traditionally casts the show with little outside input. However, the number of hopefuls who have been asked to post their videos online seems widespread, which seems to suggest that those who win the online portion of the casting process will be selected to go to a final round of casting with BMP in Los Angeles.
Two more casting calls have been announced. One in Buffalo, NY and one in Santa Barbara, CA. Check Bunim-Murray for more details.