As MTV’s Challenge reaches its 500th episode, a look back at how far it’s come, and how much it’s changed. Plus: Your thoughts about why The Challenge works, and why you’re fans.
Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge? Should that plus be a minus? What’s going on with the former CBS All Access and its seemingly random collection of episodes and seasons of reality TV?
An Are You The One contestant came forward saying she was sexually assaulted on set and production covered it up, prompting MTV to shut down production on the current season of AYTO, which they also had to do after a Challenge season 37 contestant tested positive.
The Real World Homecoming: New York was perfect, a look back that was firmly grounded in today. It celebrated the original show while also offering something new. The Challenge: All Stars, not so much.
After 20 seasons on MTV’s The Challenge, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is staying home to film his own weekly talk show, Celebrity Sleepover, which will air on some NBC stations after SNL on Saturday nights.
Contestants from The Challenge who got their start on The Real World and Road Rules are returning for an all-star season, which won’t be on MTV, but on Paramount+.
Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, have all been fired from the Bravo show, while The Challenge star Dee Nguyen has also been fired.