Various Challenge Champions Filming Challenge Special

Six prior Challenge champions have been spotted at Universal Studios filming a mini-special according to Vevmo. This special is likely akin to the prior Universal Specials we’ve seen in the past. One with Hunter, Leroy, Cara Maria, and Jemmye and one with Shane, Ashley K., Zach, and Laurel. For those who are unfamiliar, these specials…

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Game Changers: The Gauntlet

When looking at turning points for The Challenge, I believe all three Gauntlet seasons marked changes in the series. The first Gauntlet was an interesting season that formed The Challenge into the show it is today. Today, I want to look at this season and discover why it has such an important role in transforming…

Where Did Champs vs. Stars Go?

It’s been about a month without The Challenge, and fans are itching for a new season of the show. Anticipation can be a good thing, but it’s an unfamiliar feeling for Challenge fans. For the past few seasons we’ve had a spinoff to fill the void between seasons. Champs vs. Stars (originally Champs vs. Pros)…

Game Changers: Real World Brooklyn

The Real World is a show whose formula seemed mostly unchanged, at least for the first twenty-eight seasons. There have been some shifts in the direction in the show, but the late 00’s found the show getting somewhat stale. Thanks to the super-saturation of reality TV shows across cable networks, the Real World had a…

Game Changers: Road Rules Maximum Velocity Tour

Many years ago, The Challenge was based around two shows: Real World and Road Rules. Though often forgotten by MTV, there are ways for fans to access Road Rules. With one exception: Maximum Velocity Tour. This is the one season that has been missing from the archives and has less information floating around the internet…

Game Changers: Rivals 2

It wasn’t too long ago that Rivals 2 was gracing our TV screen. The blog even existed during the airing of that season, so it seems very recent to me. But it was actually five years ago, and it has been long enough to see the impact this season had on The Challenge. To fully…