There’s a lot of criticism surrounding the current state of The Challenge, and for good reason. Some people hate Are You the One? kids being on the show, while others love the diversity. Some people hate all the pair Challenges, while others enjoy the themes that pairs allow on the Challenge. Some people, especially newer viewers, have never seen a true team Challenge, and forget that is a part of the show’s history.
Now that we have Are You the One? in the mix, and let’s face it, they’re not going away, we have a great opportunity to see a team challenge again.
That’s right, Real World vs. Are You The One?
Could it happen? Definitely. Should it happen? That’s open for debate. For starters, there are a lot of Real Worlders hoping to be on The Challenge. Many of them habitually get skipped over, but there is interest. While there is a good about of interest on AYTO’s behalf, there are just fewer people who have ever been on AYTO to even be considered. On the flip side, the AYTO kids likely contain a lot of untapped talent for these shows, and production could assemble a good cast if they really tried.
The biggest concern in having this Challenge is people from Fresh Meat/Bloodlines/Camila being on the show. If this is just one season, there really isn’t much harm in letting these people take a break. After all, they were going to do that for Battle of the Seasons. However, the main reason for having these shows is a beef up the Challenge cast, so it’s kind of counter intuitive to ignore them.
Being realistic, this is the most likely scenario for have a team Challenge at this point in time. Would you be here for it? Or would it just be a waste of time?