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The Real World: Key West is the seventeenth season of MTV 's reality television series The Real World , which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships. It premiered on February 28, and consisted of 25 episodes. The season premiere was viewed by 3. In , the season was made available for streaming online on Facebook Watch alongside the sixteenth and twenty-eighth seasons ahead of The Real World: Atlanta ' s premiere. The production faced a lawsuit by tourism mogul Ed Swift, a neighbor to the Driftwood Drive house, who sought to stop filming at the location, on the grounds that the production's floodlights, commercial-sized air conditioners, and outdoor cameras capable of rotating towards his house were a nuisance, and that local zoning laws prohibit commercial use of Key Haven homes.
Details of the settlement have not been made public, but earlier this year MTV's parent company, Viacom, responded to Cooley's complaint by saying, "[Cooley] failed to avoid the injuries of which she complains. Cooley was originally a castmate on The Real World: Chicago , which aired in Before being cast on the show, she had been a foster child who had never found a permanent home before eventually aging out of the system.