The Inferno Challenge begins tonight.

The Inferno Challenge begins tonight.
Yet another battle between cast members from past seasons of The Real World and Road Rules debuts tonight. This one, called The Inferno, is hosted by “BMX bad ass Dave Mirra,” and promises that “the players will be pushed beyond their physical and mental limits in 16 different challenges that will ultimately determine which team reigns supreme.” The game is also apparently designed to test their brain power and reading skills, as it takes 345 words for MTV.com to explain the rules for the competition.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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