Gauntlet Challenge begins tonight.

Gauntlet Challenge begins tonight.
MTV and Bunim Murray are churning out seasons of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge faster than Puck can blow a snot rocket into some peanut butter. The next one, officially titled The Gauntlet, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The title is also the name of this season’s twist, which will find the members of each team that are voted out each week participating in “a Gladiator-like competition that will put the loser into permanent exile.” That exile probably doesn’t include the next Challenge, however; the Real World and Road Rules teams include plenty of people who’ve been on a Challenge in the past. Jonny Moseley sells out and hosts once again.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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