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The Challenge (formerly known as Road Rules: All Stars, followed by Real World/Road Rules Challenge) is a reality game show on MTV that is spun off from the network's two reality shows, Real World and Road Rules. It features alumni from these two shows, in addition to first-time cast members called 'Fresh Meat', alumni from Are You the One?, and relatives of these cast members called 'Bloodlines', competing against one another for a cash prize. The Challenge is currently hosted by T. J. Lavin. The series premiered on June 1, 1998. The title of the show was originally Road Rules: All Stars before it was renamed Real World/Road Rules Challenge by the show's 2nd season, then later abridged to simply The Challenge by the show's 19th season. The series initially used no hosts but instead a former cast member who had been kicked off his or her season, providing assignments as "Mr." or "Ms. Big" (David "Puck" Rainey, David Edwards, and Gladys Sanabria served this role). Later on, however, the series began using hosts: Eric Nies and Mark Long co-hosted a season, and Jonny Moseley and Dave Mirra hosted various seasons before T. J. Lavin became the show's regular host by the 11th season.

Since the 4th season, each season has supplied the show with a unique subtitle, such as Rivals. Each season consists of a format and theme whereby the subtitle is derived. Of each season's format and theme, 8 have been repeated or revamped through sequel seasons with shared subtitles. In chronological order, these include: Battle of the Sexes (tied to Battle of the Sexes II, the show's first sequel season); The Inferno (tied to The Inferno II and The Inferno III, the show's first trilogy); The Gauntlet (tied to The Gauntlet II and The Gauntlet III); The Duel (tied to The Duel II); Fresh Meat (tied to Fresh Meat II), Battle of the Seasons (tied to the second Battle of the Seasons); Rivals (tied to Rivals II and Rivals III); and Battle of the Exes (tied to Battle of the Exes II).

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  • Challenge All-Stars meet a new group of professional athletes, Olympic medalists, and entertainment high rollers in a high stakes competition all in the name of charity…and their own personal bragging rights. One contestant gets taken out of the show

  • Hosted by “the Miz” this behind the scenes special will reveal our casts pre-show jitters, uncensored reality moments, and most importantly- what goes down at the after party!

  • Our scandalous Dirty 30 cast members continue to dish out and discuss rivalries, salvaged friendships, hottest hook-up's, and secret alliances. And our four finalists find out who is getting their dirty hands on their share of one million dollars!

  • Tensions reach full boil as the cast gathers to discuss all the explosive, extreme and ex-communcating moments of the Dirty 30 season. And for the first time, our finalists are finding out who's winning their share of one million dollars!

  • The Finalists brave the elements and extreme altitude as they race through the mountains of Argentina with a million dollars in prize money at stake. At the finish line, TJ has one last dirty trick up his sleeve.

  • The remaining players compete for the last spots in the million-dollar final challenge and head to a new location to start the race. One player's crash landing jeopardizes their chances at the big money.

  • The remaining Redemption House players compete in a winner-take-all challenge, sending a bunch of heavy hitters packing. TJ blows everyone's minds when he reveals he's been lying to them all along, and they're really competing for one million dollars.

  • The competitors must do battle in a scary heights competition to secure power in the game. A rivalry between two stubborn players boils over at the Redemption House.

  • When one Challenge diva feels like she is being silenced, she pulls a master-class political move that changes the entire game. A unexpected dirty move at the Double Cross blindsides one player.

  • Two close friends must face off in a twisted elimination. A Redemption House twist shocks the players. A surprise in the game allows the winners of the challenge to make an unprecedented power move.

  • A call from home rocks one player's game, making them question whether to continue on in the game. Unresolved tension between two players escalates into a war of words. One Challenger's morals are put to the test.

  • Tony struggles to cope with actions that could threaten his relationship at home. When Aneesa discovers that the Main House has deemed her the devil, she vows to come back and make everyone's life a living hell.

  • A kiss sends shock waves through the house; a player crosses the line with nasty comments, and her competitors refuse to let it slide; a physically demanding elimination requires more than just strength.

  • Hunter and Cory must face off in elimination; the Challengers take part in a trivia challenge; cast members get caught in a compromising position.

  • One player's alleged "injury" raises doubts and the Challengers question whether it's actually deceitful strategy. When two veteran players get cozy, the nature of their relationship is called into question.

  • The players must team up during the "Pirates Booty" challenge; and a dirty insult crosses the line and turns the entire house against one of the strongest players in the game.

  • The Challengers learn that the eliminated players have been biding their time until they reenter the house. Revenge consumes the minds of those in the Redemption House when they learn that they will be competing to get back in the game.

  • After a wild night out on the town, two players face major consequences. The winner's circle hatches a plot to separate best friends and strong competitors, Jenna and Kailah. One player sends shockwaves through the house.

  • Cory's "hit list" threatens the other players, putting a target on his back. The players are shocked when TJ reveals a dirty twist to eliminations.

  • Players arrive in Cartagena, Colombia, to compete for $1 million.

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