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The Challenge is a long-running spinoff from The Real World and Road Rules.


MTV: 1998-present


Bunim-Murray Productions


Jonny Moseley
Mark Long
Eric Nies
Gladys Sanabria
David Edwards
Dave Mirra
T. J. Lavin
David "Puck" Raine


A season's typical multitude of cast members are usually divided up into separate teams according to a certain criteria, which varies from season to season. The criteria that teams have been arranged by over the show's history have ranged all across the board, from gender of the contestants and original show of contestants to bad guy/good guy status of contestants and ex-romantic partners of contestants. Each of the opposing teams compete in numerous missions in order to win prizes and advance in the overall game. Following each mission, a team or a cast member is voted into an elimination round to take on the least successful team from the previous mission. In elimination rounds, they must compete against one another to determine which one is eliminated from the season. Each season has its own, very distinct elimination round, distinguished from those of other seasons in title, design, and general atmosphere. Determining which two teams or two cast members are sent into the episode's elimination round frequently leads to drama and contestants playing the game dirty; this is due to the show's contestants being in charge of who is thrown into elimination rounds. Like that of The Real World, sporadically throughout the course of each episode, various contestants are seen privately expressing themselves through reality TV confessionals about the events taking place on the show.


  • Season 1: Cynthia Roberts, Eric Nies, Jon Brennan, Rachel Campos, Sean Duffy
  • Season 2: Anne Wharton, Kalle Dedolph, Kefla Hare, Mark Long, Noah Rickun, Roni Martin
  • Season 3: Carlos "Los" Jackson, Dan Setzler, Holly Shand, Piggy Thomas, Veronica Portillo & Yes Duffy
  • Season 4: Dan Renzi, Jamie Murray, Julie Stoffer, Kameelah Phillips, Rebecca Lord & Syrus Yarbrough
  • Season 5: Danny Roberts & Kelley Limp, Mike Mizanin & Coral Smith, Sean Duffy & Elka Walke
  • Season 6: Colin Mortensen, Jamie Murray & Mark Long
  • Season 7: Adam Larson, Cara Zavaleta, Darrell Taylor, Dave Giuntoli, Rachel Robinson, Roni Martin, Sarah Greyson, Theo Vonkurnatowski & Veronica Portillo
  • Season 8: Timmy Beggy, Abram Boise, Katie Doyle, Christena Pyle, Holly Shand, Kendal Sheppard, Darrell Taylor, Veronica Portillo, Mike Mizanin, Coral Smith
  • Season 9: Dan Setzler, Eric Nies & Theo Vonkurnatowski
  • Season 10: Darrell Taylor, Jamie Chung, Landon Lueck & Mike Mizanin
  • Season 11: Alton Williams, Ibis Nieves, Jamie Murray, Jodi Weatherton, Kina Dean, Landon Lueck, MJ Garrett, Randy Barry & Susie Meister
  • Season 12: Darrell Taylor & Aviv Melmed
  • Season 13: Wes Bergmann, Jodi Weatherton
  • Season 14: Abram Boise, Derrick Kosinski, Evelyn Smith, Janelle Casanave, Kenny Santucci & Tonya Cooley
  • Season 15: Frank Roessler, Jillian Zoboroski, Johanna Botta, Nehemiah Clark, Rachel Moyal & Tori Hal
  • Season 16: Derrick Kosinski, Evelyn Smith, Johnny Devenanzio & Kenny Santucci
  • Season 17: Evan Starkman, Rachel Robinson
  • Season 18: Derrick Kosinski, Evan Starkman, Johnny Devenanzio, Kenny Santucci & Susie Meister
  • Season 19: Landon Lueck & Carley Johnson
  • Season 20: Brad Fiorenza, Dunbar Merrill, Tori Hall & Tyler Duckworth
  • Season 21: Johnny Devenanzio & Tyler Duckworth, Evelyn Smith & Paula Meronek
  • Season 22: Johnny Devenanzio & Camila Nakagawa
  • Season 23: Ashley Kelsey, Frank Sweeney, Sam McGinn & Zach Nichols
  • Season 24: Chris "CT" Tamburello & Wes Bergmann, Emily Schromm & Paula Meronek
  • Season 25: Johnny Devenanzio & Laurel Stucky
  • Season 26: Jordan Wiseley & Sarah Rice
  • Season 27: Cara Maria Sorbello & Jamie Banks
  • Season 28: Johnny Devenanzio & Sarah Rice
  • Season 29: Chris Tamburello & Ashley Mitchell
  • Season 30: Jordan Wiseley & Camila Nakagawa
  • Season 31: Cara Maria Sorbello
  • Season 32: Ashley Mitchell & Hunter Barfield
  • Season 33: Turabi "Turbo" Çamkıran
  • Season 34: Chris Tamburello, Dee Nguyen, Jordan Wiseley & Rogan O'Connor
  • Season 35: Johnny Devenanzio & Jenny West
  • Season 36: Amber Borzotra & Chris Tamburello
  • Season 37: Chris Tamburello & Kaycee Clark


A spinoff of two MTV shows - The Real World and Road Rules, both by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray.