The Challenge

The Challenge

  • TV-14
  • 1998
  • 38 Seasons
  • 7.6  (2,491)

In the game show series The Challenge, alumni of various MTV reality series compete against each other. They need to complete tasks, win prizes and advance toward the overall season championship. Originally featuring alums of MTV's The Real World and Road Rules, the series has expanded to include contestants from other shows. They include the UK's Geordie Shore, Big Brother, Ex on the Beach and The Challenge itself. The new version of the series is called The Challenge: Double Agents. In this version, a complicated system of rules includes a team of "Double Agents," the contestants who win the first round. After that, the other contestants battle to see who will win. They go through a series of eliminations, nominations, tribunals, twists, voting, gender challenges, and trophy presentations. Somehow, out of all of that, a winner is chosen. In later seasons of The Challenge, participant shows have expanded beyond the slate of programs on MTV alone. This season of The Challenge includes alumni of shows such as The Real World, Road Rules, The Challenge, Are You the One?, Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother UK, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach (U.S.), Shipwrecked, America's Got Talent, WWE NXT, and Ultimate Beastmaster.

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No Time to Die
18. No Time to Die
April 14, 2021
The remaining eight Agents arrive at TJ's final and begin their most grueling mission of the season. One team's fate hangs in the balance after a shocking revelation.
True Lies
17. True Lies
April 7, 2021
An "introverted" player makes a big, public announcement about their future, as the Finals draw near. TJ shows up at Headquarters with a shocking request. Two players battle it out in the final elimination of the season.
A Most Wanted Man
16. A Most Wanted Man
March 31, 2021
When one agent learns she is at the bottom of her alliance, she realizes she must do whatever it takes in order to look out for herself. Two untrustworthy players musts rely on each other to control a vote.
Never Say Never Again
15. Never Say Never Again
March 24, 2021
Fragile male egos are on the line when two top dogs argue about who is the best player in the game. the last agent without a gold skull desperately hopes to finally earn a ticket into tj’s final. agents must face a terrifying obstacle .
The Best of Enemies
14. The Best of Enemies
March 17, 2021
When two rivals becomes partners, they fear that their bad blood will keep them from winning. After losing what seems like thousands of partners and constantly being the Rogue Agent, Cory hopes to finally break his own curse.
The Spy Who Loved Fessy
13. The Spy Who Loved Fessy
March 10, 2021
agents take part in the terrifying, “mission: survive the night” where they must confront their worst fears. with gold skulls on the line, players question whether or not they have the right partners to survive.
Tinker, Tailer, Bunny, Spy
12. Tinker, Tailer, Bunny, Spy
March 3, 2021
the ramifications of tj’s twist sends shockwaves through headquarters. one agent finds themselves public enemy number one after a controversial game move. an injury causes a major set back for one player.
An Inconvenient Goof
11. An Inconvenient Goof
February 24, 2021
ct grows worried that he may be locked out of getting a gold skull and decides to train big t for battle. one agent’s unforgettable performance shocks everyone during the high-flying “mission: air lift.” tj drops a bomb that no one saw coming.
Amber Alert
10. Amber Alert
February 17, 2021
two agents' attraction to one another heats up to a new level, while lolo and nam’s relationship grows cold and distant. after a major win during “mission: black sand ops” the double agents struggle to get on the same page.
Lady Vengeance
9. Lady Vengeance
February 10, 2021
one agent is put on blast after trying to appease both her alliance and her new group of friends. tj forces the agents to participate in his favorite game, trivia, during “mission: interrogation.” old grudges resurface, as two rivals go head to head.
A Muddy Matter
8. A Muddy Matter
February 3, 2021
aneesa and olympian lolo jones get into a heated exchange during the muddy “mission: all brawl.” ct starts to worry about his partnership with big t. amber m becomes suspicious of one of her closest friends in the game.
Die Another Jay
7. Die Another Jay
January 27, 2021
fallout from a shocking blindside puts a target on a strong pair of agents. devin presses an agent’s buttons, resulting in another night of mayhem. agents must face their fears while hanging off of a helicopter during “mission: aerial takedown.”
From Theresa with Love
6. From Theresa with Love
January 20, 2021
when rumors spread about theresa’s loyalties, she quickly becomes public enemy number one. a pair of strong agents find their partnership struggling during the arduous “mission: smuggle run.“
Skyfall
5. Skyfall
January 13, 2021
After one Agent is unexpectedly deactivated, TJ institutes a shocking security breach, which shakes up partnerships. The Agents compete in "Mission: Agent Down" where they must overcome their fears of heights. A group of strong Rookies align in hopes to take down two Veteran Agents.
Duplicity
4. Duplicity
January 6, 2021
Loyalty is tested in a volatile new partnership. Agents must put their intel skills to the test while in a lava tunnel during "Mission: Drone Control." A stunning battle in The Crater causes ripples.
Enemy of the State
3. Enemy of the State
December 23, 2020
Fessy's exposed lies about the secret vote cause concern within his alliance. Agents must wrestle against each other on top of a speeding truck during an explosive "Mission: Road Kill" challenge. An emotional Agent pushes two other players' buttons past their breaking point.
Dive Another Day
2. Dive Another Day
December 16, 2020
Agents compete in freezing temperatures during the "Mission: Ice Spy" challenge, where alliances are put on blast. Romance emerges between one pair of strong agents. One agent plots against her own partner, in the hopes that he will be eliminated.
License To Killer Kam
1. License To Killer Kam
December 9, 2020
Thirty Elite Agents learn that they will be battling against one another in a spy-themed season, with the hopes of earning their share of a $1,000,000 prize. Former champions find themselves in danger, as a cutthroat plan emerges against them.
Double Agents: Declassified
100. Double Agents: Declassified
December 7, 2020
The Elite Agents move into their new headquarters and get to know one another, as their handler, TJ Lavin, details classified intel on the upcoming season and its extreme missions.
The Challenge
The Challenge

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In the game show series The Challenge, alumni of various MTV reality series compete against each other. They need to complete tasks, win prizes and advance toward the overall season championship. Originally featuring alums of MTV's The Real World and Road Rules, the series has expanded to include contestants from other shows. They include the UK's Geordie Shore, Big Brother, Ex on the Beach and The Challenge itself.

The new version of the series is called The Challenge: Double Agents. In this version, a complicated system of rules includes a team of "Double Agents," the contestants who win the first round. After that, the other contestants battle to see who will win. They go through a series of eliminations, nominations, tribunals, twists, voting, gender challenges, and trophy presentations. Somehow, out of all of that, a winner is chosen.

In later seasons of The Challenge, participant shows have expanded beyond the slate of programs on MTV alone. This season of The Challenge includes alumni of shows such as The Real World, Road Rules, The Challenge, Are You the One?, Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother UK, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach (U.S.), Shipwrecked, America's Got Talent, WWE NXT, and Ultimate Beastmaster.The Challenge is a series that is currently running and has 38 seasons (582 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 1998.

The Challenge is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Challenge on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, MTV, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, The Roku Channel, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,491)