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The Real World/Road Rules Challenge is an MTV original reality show that pits former cast members of two of their other reality shows against each other in various games and challenges. The contestants come from the shows The Read World and Road Rules. The Real World is just a group of people in a house being filmed, but Road Rules is another challenge-oriented show. Nonetheless, some players from both shows have historically been good contenders. The show's name was shorted to The Challenge after 19 seasons. It originally went on air in 1998.

While most of the participants are ex Road Rules and The Real World cast members, there have been some special shows that included faces that were new to MTV reality shows. Many of the seasons have also had themes such as "The Battle of the Sexes" and "Gauntlet." In each season, the contestants have split off into two teams, not always by on which show they originally appeared. Throughout the season, the two teams are pitted against each other in different challenges. At the end of each episode, two cast members are chosen as the two who deserve elimination most based on a vote. These two individuals battle each other to see who will go home and who will stay on the show.

The Real World/Road Rules Challenge has had several specials. There is a reunion at the end of every season where cast mates come together and talk about their experiences filming the show. Sometimes, there are touching moments as cast mates discuss their positive experiences. However, there is also drama as rivals continue their disagreements. There is also an episode after the seasons end that shows clips that were taken out during editing. These episodes typically occur in a studio. The show itself is filmed on location in a variety of countries.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
28 Seasons, 393 Episodes - Currently Airing
September 28, 1997
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The Real World/Road Rules Challenge Full Episode Guide

  • The cast sits down with Nessa to discuss of the most controversial Challenge finales ever.

  • In the season finale of Rivals III, an unexpected twist adds to the stakes of the Final Challenge and the remaining Challengers must go all in for their chance at the biggest prize money in Challenge history.

  • One final elimination, left to the hand of fate, will decide which three pairs will make their way to the Final Challenge with an unprecedented, jaw-dropping surprise.

  • As the Final Challenge draws closer, the rivals must work hand-in-hand in their last Mexican challenge to avoid elimination before jet setting off to Mendoza, Argentina.

  • When two teams are sent home, the remaining Challengers must step up to keep their feet in the game.

  • When one team tries to keep an alliance under wraps, their exposure threatens to derail trust, friendships, and families within the Challenge house. Pairs must prove they can think like their partners when their lives depend on it.

  • Sleep deprived and mentally broken, the house begins to divide as teams band together to plot against others.

  • When a late-night blow up threatens to get physical, Challenge members are blown away by the serious implications. The cast is thrown off when, for the first time ever, they're pulled into a last-minute challenge to see how long they can keep their wits and stand their partner.

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  • During a rigorous challenge, one cast member's cheating ways could cost a team their fate in the game.

  • After a name-calling scream fest, one cast member must choose between keeping their best friend out of The Jungle, or having their teammate's back. TJ brings in a replacement team to make up for last week's deserters.

  • TJ throws competitors a fiesta where a dirty rumor threatens to turn friends into enemies.

  • The house gets shaken and stirred when a pair of replacement Rivals enter the house. Challengers have to work with their Rival in the most intimate and awkward challenge they've ever faced.

  • The cast ventures into The Elimination Jungle for the first time, which means alliances are forming, hookups are hot, and friendships are already falling apart.

  • Meet the veterans and rookies from The Challenge, The Real World, and Are You The One? as they discover that in order to win the $350,000 grand prize, they'll have to work with their worst enemy.

  • The competitors must endure a series of demanding checkpoints as they battle each other all day -and all night -for their share of the $350,000 prize. One pair is crowned champions of Battle of the Bloodlines.

  • The final three teams learn that they will be competing in the first-ever final challenge to take place in the heart of a major city. With money on their minds, the players begin part one of the finale.

  • Players are reunited with their bloodline teammates and must compete in a grueling endurance challenge with shocking results. TJ stuns the competitors with news of a location change.

  • The Challengers must hold their breath in a terrifying underwater challenge as they compete for the last time in two large teams. Players are shocked when CT and Zach arrive in the game.

  • The cast is joined by CT and Diem's sister, Faith, to pay tribute to beloved challengers, Diem and Knight. Bananas worries that his manipulative strategy is beginning to backfire.

  • Abram confronts Cara Maria over the cheating rumors, and reaches his boiling point of insanity. The results after voting fuels the existing hatred between two teams and sets up the most intense elimination yet.

  • One team's performance falls apart when they fail to communicate during the challenge. Bananas pulls a jaw-dropping move that makes the entire house question his loyalty.

  • Cara Maria's ex, Abram, enters the game with his brother and threatens to be the biggest wild card. A scorned veteran confronts her rookie hookup when she overhears some harsh confessions.

  • TJ throws a shocking twist that changes the whole game. A dangerous challenge lands two players in the hospital, and one's condition worsens later on when they collapse unexpectedly.

  • Players must face their fears head-on when creepy crawlers get too close for comfort. One team begins to crack under the pressure when personal attacks against each other lead to an emotional meltdown.

  • The cast arrives in Turkey and learn they'll be competing alongside their family. The first night leads to a scandalous hookup, and a physical clash between brothers could send them packing before the game even begins.

Most Popular The Real World/Road Rules Challenge Episodes

  • Season 19 Episode 0 Meet the Meat 4/01/2010
  • Season 17 Episode 1 Damned If You Duel 4/08/2009
  • Season 18 Episode 1 Wes Side Story 9/30/2009

The Real World/Road Rules Challenge News

'Real World' Star Diem Brown Dies After Three Bouts with Cancer

The reality star passed away today at age 32.

Sexual Assault Allegations Strike MTV's 'Real World/Road Rules Challenge'

Two different disturbing reports have surfaced this week concerning allegations of sexual abuse committed by "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" cast and crew members, and a male "Real World: San Diego" cast member making an alleged violent threat against a lesbian roommate.

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