will next RW/RR Challenge be old school vs. new school? gay vs. straight?

will next RW/RR Challenge be old school vs. new school? gay vs. straight?
With the Inferno II‘s Bad Ass versus Good Guy team structure leading to a ridiculous amount of shallow drama, the world can’t help but wonder: How will the next Challenge be cast? The predominant theory right now is that the show will be Old School versus New School: “early” cast members versus more recent cast members. But The Real World/Road Rules Blog suggests that if that’s true, it “will be based on age not on how many challenges someone has been on or when their show aired.” That makes little sense, but since when has anything about the Challenge made much sense?

Another, less likely idea has also surfaced: On his blog, Dan Renzi writes that “all the gay Real World/Road Rules [stars] have begged the producers to do this show” as gay versus straight. While he says that “many, many of our heterosexual counterparts from the shows have stepped up to volunteer their services for the game as well, and fight for the championship of straightkind,” he notes that it’s not likely to happen. “Some executives fear it would be considered offensive; no one would ever have a ‘Black vs White’ Challenge, for instance,” he writes.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.