or


[09/12/12 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Teams Up Former Housemates When "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons," Premieres Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
$350,000 in prize money is at stake in the new season, which opens with a special 90-minute premiere.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV TEAMS UP FORMER HOUSEMATES WHEN "THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE SEASONS," PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTV

Santa Monica, CA (September 12, 2012) - We paired up enemies in "Rivals" and old flames in "Battle of the Exes," now, for the first time ever, it will be an all-out battle for "Real World" Supremacy when MTV premieres "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" on Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with a jam-packed 90-minute episode. The competition reaches new heights as each team, comprised of old roommates, exes and rivals, is forced to put their drama aside and come together to become the last seasons standing and to compete for the biggest chunk of $350,000 in prize money. A twist in the game right off the bat throws the roommates for a loop, but they'll have little time to recover as the premiere kicks off with a challenge that leaves them hanging and fighting to stay aloft. And back at the house, the drama begins immediately as Zach starts a romance right under his San Diego ex's nose, and a knock-down fight involves nearly the entire house, teasing at the drama to come in this tumultuous season.

"The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons," hosted by TJ Lavin, takes place in Bodrum, Turkey and will bring together fan-favorites from seven of the most memorable "Real World" seasons---Austin, Brooklyn, both Las Vegas seasons (combined into one team), Cancun, New Orleans, San Diego and St. Thomas. With so many different personalities, relationships and egos involved, this season is bursting at the seams with conflict. To start, multiple new romances threaten to rip teams apart and ruin alliances, not to mention the drama of the old relationships. Will divorced exes Danny and Melinda be able to get over their rocky past, even with troublemaker Wes on their team? Will Knight win ex-girlfriend Jemmye back after cheating on her? Will the original "Real World Las Vegas'" most famous bad girl Trishelle, and her former housemate Alton, get along with teammates Dustin and Nany from the second Vegas season?" Will Sarah, kicked off the last "Challenge" due to her partner's bad behavior, finally take home the prize along with teammates Chet, Devyn and JD? And is there anyone Hurricane Frank won't fight? Watch as these "Real Worlders," who stopped being polite long ago, try to work together as a team for the ultimate prize.

Meet the 7 teams and 28 contestants of "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons"

· Real World Austin: Lacey Buehler, Melinda Stolp, Wes Bergmann and Danny Jamieson

· Real World Brooklyn: Sarah Rice, Chet Cannon, Devyn Sims and J.D. Ordonez

· Real World Las Vegas: Trishelle Cannatella, Alton Williams, Dustin Zito and Nany Gonzales

· Real World Cancun: Jasmine Reynaud, Jonna Mannion, Derek Chavez and C.J. Koegel

· Real World New Orleans Ryan Knight, Jemmye Carroll, McKenzie Coburn and Preston Roberson-Charles

· Real World St. Thomas: Trey Weatherholtz , Laura Waller, Marie Roda and Robb Schreiber

· Real World San Diego: Zach Nichols, Sam McGinn, Frank Sweeney and Ashley Kelsey

"The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" is the only destination to watch full episodes, check out cast photos, bios, sneak peeks and more!

To sound off on Twitter and Facebook, use the official hashtag #thechallenge and visit the "The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" Facebook page at facebook.com/mtvthechallenge

"The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons," was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Executive in charge of production.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Bunim/Murray Productions:

Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (27 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kim and Kourtney Take New York, Khloe and Lamar and Mrs. Eastwood & Company (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.





  [september 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV)





[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Developing "Peep Show" Series Based on UK Comedy Created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
With the original series having aired its ninth and final season for Channel 4 in the UK, series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the US adaptation.

[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Key Art from Its New Scripted Original Series, "StartUp," Starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero
Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[07/26/16 - 06:14 AM]
Netflix and John Wells Productions Team Up to Tell the Definitive Story Behind The Panama Papers
The project aims to tell the definitive story behind the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama.