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This Show Will Hold You Over As You Wait For A New Season of 'The Challenge'

The Challenge Season 30, which concludes Tuesday night, features the largest prize in show history: one million dollars and of course, bragging rights for life. The series, which has evolved over the years from lighthearted competition between MTV sh…
By Hannah Shapiro

'Road Rules' Star Danny Dias Has Died

A member of the MTV Road Rules and The Challenge family is sadly no longer with us. Danny Dias died at age 34, TMZ reported Wednesday. According to Us Weekly, Dias was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Saturday, June 3. Us spoke with a New York…
By Allyson Koerner

'The Challenge' Will Be Back Soon

Ready or not, here it comes! The season finale of The Challenge: Invasion Of The Champions is coming at you on Tuesday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV, and that means it's almost time to find out whether Underdogs Ashley M., Cory, Nelson, or Nicole will t…
By Laura Rosenfeld

TJ Lavin Will Keep Everyone In Line On 'Rivals 3'

MTV's reality competition series The Challenge has been around in one form or another since 1998 when it originally began as Road Rules: All Stars, then became Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Now, The Challenge pulls cast members from a number of MT…
By Molly Freeman

The Cast of 'Rivals III' Should Bring The Drama

MTV's reality competition series, The Challenge, has gone through a number of iterations over the years. First starting off as a friendly rivalry between the casts of Real World and Road Rules, The Challenge has had to adapt to the network's changing…
By Molly Freeman

Meet 'The Challenge: Battle Of The Bloodline' Cast

MTV's The Challenge usually pulls from the same pool of talented and familiar applicants. And, over the years, the veterans have formed distinctive personas and the ability to absolutely crush the physical stunts, both of which fans look forward to s…
By Kayla Hawkins

Is MTV Handling This Sensitive Series Right?

I can't imagine producing a season of The Challenge is easy... twenty four twenty-to-thirty-somethings with Crossfit addictions and alcohol tolerances built up from years of living in MTV-sponsored housing is a lot to wrangle. On top of that, this se…
By Jodi Walker

'The Challenge Cast' Pays Tribute to Knight & Diem

Watching Diem's departure from Challenge was difficult. The first act of the show followed Chris "CT" Tamburello returning home from a night out to find that his former girlfriend and longtime friend, Diem Brown, had been taken to the hospital becaus…
By Jodi Walker

Jenna From 'The Challenge' Has Big Dreams, Y'all

I'm generally skeptical of anyone on reality TV who says they're a "model," but that's probably because I'm generally watching The Bachelor and I don't want to see Farmer Chris get his heart broken by someone who's just trying to get a deal with Aldo…
By Jodi Walker

'Challenge' Stars Tweet About Diem & Knight

Fans of MTV's The Challenge knew the Season 26 premiere was going to be a doozy — and not because it includes members of Are You the One? or the insanity of the physical competitions — rather, it was because the series lost two of its most beloved ca…
By Rachel Semigran

'The Challenge' Barely Acknowledged Huge Losses

Season 26 of the MTV competition reality show The Challenge premiered Tuesday night with a dark cloud hanging over the series. Just this past November, two cast mates from Battle of the Exes 2 tragically passed away. Diem Brown, who appeared on numer…
By Rachel Semigran

Who's Who in The Cast of 'Battle of the Exes II'?

Battle of the Exes is one of the best team concepts The Challenge has in its arsenal. In an ideal world, as it was with the original Battle of the Exes, the Challenge cast serves up matchups like Camila and Johnny Bananas or Ty and Emily who alterna…
By Jodi Walker

Will 'The Challenge' Be Respectful This Season?

It's a sad truth that one of the easiest to watch shows on television — they have competitive spelling bees, for goodness' sake — is going to be much tougher to watch come Tuesday night. Within just weeks of each other, The Challenge: Battle of the E…
By Jodi Walker

'Battle of the Exes II' Trailer is Bittersweet

Typically, the weeks leading up to a new season of MTV's The Challenge bring feverish anticipation and the previews always reveal just enough to cause mass speculation. Who will be the first cast members to hook up? What betrayal will spark the inevi…
By Kenya Foy

Another 'Real World' Alum Honors Diem Brown

In the wake of Diem Brown's passing, numerous alums, friends and fans of MTV's The Challenge have had nothing but kind and touching memories to share about the 34-year-old who succumbed to ovarian cancer on Nov. 14. Shortly after her passing, Brown's…
By Kenya Foy

'The Challenge' Will Be Heartbreaking This Season

As MTV premieres its 26th season of The Challenge , viewers will mourn two longtime favorites. Diem Brown died after a long battle with cancer in November, and her fellow Battle of the Exes II contestant Ryan Knight also passed away just weeks later…
By Alyse Whitney

Ryan Knight's Autopsy Results Have Been Released

Many fans of MTV's The Real World are still reeling from the tragic death of Ryan Knight, who passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving morning this week at the age of 29. Up until now, details surrounding his passing have been unclear, though some report…
By Kenya Foy

Will 'The Challenge' Still Air as Planned?

MTV has a tough decision to make. Following the deaths of Diem Brown and Ryan Knight, will the network air The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2 ? Season 26 of the series reportedly finished filming in August, and both Diem and Knight were allegedly c…
By Lindsay Mannering

Knight's Final Tweets Show a Happy Guy

It came as a shock Thursday night, Thanksgiving no less, to learn that Real World star Ryan Knight had been found dead. TMZ reported that friends found Knight Thursday morning, having allegedly "choked on his own vomit." Knight, who was on Real World…
By Lindsay Mannering

Jemmye & Knight Were Still Close Before his Death

On Thanksgiving night, TMZ reported some very sad news: the death of Ryan Knight, star of MTV's The Real World and The Challenge. Friends of the 29-year-old reality star reportedly told TMZ that he was found dead on Thursday morning in a friend's hou…
By Samantha Rullo