Jordan and Other Cast Members Receive Punishment for Racially Insensitive Comments

In wake of Dee getting cancelled, MTV has taken to removing other cast members from TV shows. Most notably, Cory & Taylor’s Teen Mom special was cancelled last week after Taylor’s racists tweets resurfaced. Seista Keys star Alex Kompothecras was let go after racially insensitive social media posts, including one using the n-word, resurfaced. Unlike Dee, these are all old posts. They predate their time … Continue reading Jordan and Other Cast Members Receive Punishment for Racially Insensitive Comments

Why Doesn’t The Challenge Ever Rerun?

If you tune into MTV at any random hour, you’re likely to see Ridiculousness airing. MTV replays that show all day, every day. Recently, reality blurred¬†touched on this topic. In their analysis of MTV’s schedule, they determined MTV has 168 hours in a week and 88.5 went to airing Ridiculousness. By contrast, 1.5 hours went to The Challenge. The rest of the week went to … Continue reading Why Doesn’t The Challenge Ever Rerun?

Life After The Challenge: Should Celebrities Like Theo Von Ignore their Past?

The Challenge has given us a number of successful people. Not just on the show, but some people have gone on to become bonafide celebrities. While some people fully embrace their past on the show, others have left their MTV experience in the rare view. Why do people do this? Mostly because it can hurt their chances of getting auditions and casting opportunities. One of … Continue reading Life After The Challenge: Should Celebrities Like Theo Von Ignore their Past?

Predictions for 2020

Just like I did last year, I want to enter 2020 with some predictions. These are semi-informed predictions, but nothing I’m about to say is confirmed. It’s just meant to fun, because most of my 2019 predictions were wrong. No elimination spoilers are going to be posted here, but I am going to assume you’ve seen the Challenge 35 cast. Outside reality shows will become … Continue reading Predictions for 2020

The Decline of MTV During the 2010’s

When MTV first aired it quickly earned a reputation as the voice of a generation. It appeared on cable television as a cool alternative to the radio where audio met visual and allowed the music video to be become its own art form. But, if you’re reading this blog, you’re not particularly concerned about music videos. You’re most concerned with the programs on MTV, specially … Continue reading The Decline of MTV During the 2010’s

Johnny Bananas Crashes Stage at MTV TV & Movie Award

From Key West to Kanye West, Johnny Bananas may have finally crossed a line. According to reports from the MTV & TV and Movie Awards filmed this weekend, Bananas rushed onto stage when The Challenge lost the “Reality Royalty” award to Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta. Bananas appears to have talked over cast members of Love & Hip-Hop who were on stage to accept the award. … Continue reading Johnny Bananas Crashes Stage at MTV TV & Movie Award

Challenge & Party Down South Alumnae Mattie Lynn Breaux Joins Floribama Shore

It looks like two members of the War of the Worlds cast are moving in together. Mattie Lynn Breaux will be a part of the season 3 cast of Floribama Shore. She posted this tweet alluding to a new show, though she didn’t specify that she’s be going to Floribama Shore: It looks like Gus and Mattie are going to be living together once again. … Continue reading Challenge & Party Down South Alumnae Mattie Lynn Breaux Joins Floribama Shore

MTV Launching RealityCon In Summer 2020

Can’t get enough of your favorite reality shows? There’s a convention for that! In the summer of 2020, MTV will be launching RealityCon, a convention focused on the impact and evolution of reality TV. The convention will feature panels and performances with some of your favorite reality stars. While you can expect to see MTV favorites from shows like The Real World, Are You the … Continue reading MTV Launching RealityCon In Summer 2020

Kailah Casillas Joining Lindsay Lohan in Upcoming ‘Lohan Beach House’ Reality Show

Recently, MTV has begun filming a show in Greece starring Lindsay Lohan as she opens her Lohan Beach House. The show will follow Lohan and her staff as they work, live and fight in the Mediterranean club and beach house. The show is supposed to be similar to Vanderpump Rules, the Bravo! reality show Faith from Final Reckoning originally appeared on. According to Vevmo, the … Continue reading Kailah Casillas Joining Lindsay Lohan in Upcoming ‘Lohan Beach House’ Reality Show

MTV Studios Focused on Rebooting Shows for Streaming Platforms: Including The Real World

MTV has introduced a new segment of its production team named MTV Studios focused on producing content for streaming services. In line with my report of a Real World reboot from last week, MTV has discussed further plans to dive into the streaming market. MTV has shown increased viewership in its target demographic of 12-34 since the beginning of 2018, though I’d bet most of … Continue reading MTV Studios Focused on Rebooting Shows for Streaming Platforms: Including The Real World

MTV Classic Launches: Real World Included In Line-Up

Happy birthday MTV! To celebrate another year on the air, the network is taking over VH1 Classic and launching MTV classic. This year, MTV is turning 35. For the most recent 24 years on the air, MTV has been airing The Real World. With the acquisition of VH1 Classic, ¬†MTV overhauls all of the music videos on VH1 Classic and will be playing reruns of … Continue reading MTV Classic Launches: Real World Included In Line-Up

MTV To Rebrand Its Image

It’s no secret that ratings have been down for MTV. The Real World is no exception. The Challenge is no exception. Teen Mom, which is the only strong performer, is still impacted. Recently, MTV welcomed aboard Michael Klein as head of original programming. Prior to MTV, Klein worked with networks such as TLC, The Travel Channel, Conde Naste Entertainment, and the Sundance Channel. As of … Continue reading MTV To Rebrand Its Image