Thanks to COVID-19, things have been slow. Shows have been postponed because filming isn’t safe right now and international travel is restricted.
Mark Long has proposed an MTV spinoff filmed in the USA featuring only Old School cast members instead of athletes or “celebrities.”
He has also created Twitter and Instagram accounts @WeWantOGs.
Now, the concept is more than just an idea. Mark is trying to find interest from old school cast members and singling out some veterans.
Some veterans have given Mark an informal stamp of approval. Such examples are: Eric Nies, Emily Schromm, Susie, and Veronica.
In a few weeks, MTV will be without a lot of new content to air. Not that they’ve ever viewed that as an issue, because they have a back catalogue of Ridiculousness to rerun.
This could be a fun idea, especially because we’re preparing for a long off season from The Challenge. But MTV need to get behind it, and that would need filming conditions to be safe enough.
UPDATE: Mark has confirmed interest with Kendal, Darrell, Jamie Murray, and Landon!
UPDATE 2: Mark has spoken with US Weekly about the proposed Challenge. Other cast members, such as Arissa, Teck, Nehemiah, Dan Setzler, and Evelyn have expressed interest. Mark is also promoting the hashtag #WEWANTOGS
UPDATE #3: More names from Mark: Beth, Paula, Ace, MJ, Katie, and Trishelle. Also, Syrus and Ruthie previously agreed.
UPDATE #4: Coral has expressed interest if the timing is right! Cameran from RW: San Diego is also interested. Mark also let us know he’s collecting names, but not everyone is going to appear. It’s ultimately up to production and availability.
UPDATE #5: Cohutta, Abe, Timmy, and Tina have all shown interest.
UPDATE #6: Brad and Jamie Chung have shown interest. She’s a big name if she can get the time!
UPDATE #7: Names still trickle in, but less frequently. Dan Renzi, Jon Brennan, Norman, Melinda, and Irulan have all shown interest.
UPDATE #8: Yes Duffy is on board!
UPDATE #9 Huge news! Mark is officially working with Bunim/Murray to develop the project. Keep the interest alive, we might actually have something coming.