The Challenge

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  • TV-14
  • 1998
  • 39 Seasons
  • 7.8  (3,321)

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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Seasons
Spies, Lies & Allies: Reunion Parts 1 and 2
20. Spies, Lies & Allies: Reunion Parts 1 and 2
December 22, 2021
The world’s greatest agents are back to breakdown their covert chess moves from Season 37, and Maria Menouonos gets to the bottom of every conspiracy. Is Amber seeking revenge against Fessy? Will Tori and Amanda ever be friends? And who ate the pizza?
The Decision
19. The Decision
December 15, 2021
The remaining Challengers fight for their share of the $1,000,000 prize. A close relationship faces a devastating test. Agents are crowned winners of “Spies, Lies, and Allies” but are then faced with a daunting decision.
Night of Mistakes
18. Night of Mistakes
December 8, 2021
TJ's shocking twist sends the players into a panic as they battle for survival before the Final. One player finds themselves on blast for trying to help another player during a tight elimination. The remaining players begin TJ's Final.".
Drop Dead
17. Drop Dead
December 1, 2021
With the Finals approaching, players scramble to stay out of elimination. No one can predict who the Compromised Agent will choose to battle in The Lair. Just when the players think they are in the clear, TJ drops a bomb that puts everyone in danger.
Riverdance
16. Riverdance
November 24, 2021
Agents feel what it’s like to get their hands on one million dollars during an exhausting mission. Emy worries that the rivalry between her teammates could result in her going to elimination. Two agents' broken friendship gets tangled up in the game.
The Cave of the Wolf
15. The Cave of the Wolf
November 17, 2021
While forming friendships, rivalries, and romances, badass reality competitors from around the globe face off in cutthroat challenges and brutal eliminations, with the chance to earn their share of a $1,000,000 prize.
Mavericks
14. Mavericks
November 10, 2021
Agents must turn into mavericks in a Top Gun inspired mission. With her back against the wall, Amanda looks to secure her future in the game. When Josh goofs up and says too much, one player holds it against him during a tense nomination.
Titanic
13. Titanic
November 3, 2021
Cory worries that as the game gets more cutthroat the Vets might turn on him. Players compete in the “Sunken Intelligence” mission, where one player’s lack of effort sinks their team’s chances of winning. One player’s loyalty is tested by a new bond.
500
12. 500
October 27, 2021
Players commemorate the 500th episode of The Challenge with the physically demanding “Brush Contact” mission. Players get into a heated argument at the club. Players try to pressure one agent into volunteering for elimination in order to infiltrate cells.
Mucus Plug
11. Mucus Plug
October 20, 2021
The competitors speak to their families, the teams take leaps of faith while hanging over the Mediterranean Sea in Satellite Sabotage, and Kyle worries he's seen as an easy target.
Precious Stones
10. Precious Stones
October 13, 2021
TJ's shocking twist is revealed at the "Diamond Dash" mission and the players struggle to adjust the new rules. Feeling like he is a constant target, one vet attempts to make a fresh start. Amanda is reminded of her reasons for fighting for the money.
The War
9. The War
October 6, 2021
At long last, the Veteran War has arrived testing everyone's loyalty. The muddy 'Bombshell Battle' mission shows who is truly playing dirty. TJ shocks the agents at elimination with a massive twist that will change the game.
The Threat
8. The Threat
September 29, 2021
After the Veterans threaten the remaining Rookies, one bold Rookie comes up with a plan to detonate the Veteran’s stronghold. Berna calls out all of her rivals in an explosive manner. The competitors take on the deep seas during the “Dive Bomb" mission.
Uncle CT
7. Uncle CT
September 22, 2021
Agents are on edge when TJ comes to Headquarters with a stunning directive that changes the game. CT comes to a troubling realization about his partner, Berna. Players compete in the brutally epic elimination, “Rage Cage.”
Alien
6. Alien
September 15, 2021
The slow burning tension between Fessy, Josh, and Amber erupts into all out chaos. Agents are taken for a spin during the dizzying “Turning Agents” mission. Two players have a shocking secret hookup.
Good Vibes and Gladiator
5. Good Vibes and Gladiator
September 8, 2021
The muddy "Mindfield" mission dirties up the game when players must use their brains and brawn in order to succeed. Two Rookie players debate making a very risky move in order to secure a strong partner.
Messy
4. Messy
September 1, 2021
Amber seeks to affirm her spot in the "Big Brother" alliance, a split-second decision during Undercover Comms tests a friendship, and elimination gets personal.
Truce or Dare
3. Truce or Dare
August 25, 2021
An agent is tempted to ditch the Veteran Truce and exact revenge on an old rival.
Bertha
2. Bertha
August 18, 2021
Agents take to the skies in the "Heli Heist" mission and a "mystery agent" joins the game. Nelly T gets himself into hot water when he starts flirting with two different agents. One unsuspecting Agent becomes the target of a Veteran alliance conspiracy.
The List
1. The List
August 11, 2021
The international agents rescue the Americans, two veterans reveal their unexpected off-season hookup, and a mysterious list sends ripples throughout the house.
Description

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 39 seasons (621 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 1998.

Where to Watch The Challenge

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+, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, MTV, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (3,321)