[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]


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]  


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