MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Will Be Back for Season 36 After ‘Total Madness’

by Jeremy Spirogis
MTV and Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade present The 2017 MTV Beach House with Johnny

MTV has one of many longest-running actuality TV reveals in historical past — and it’s The Challenge. While the present began with rivals from The Real World and Road Rules going face to face to win massive prize cash, the present’s world has expanded. Now, fan favorites are from reveals like Survivor, Big Brother, and Geordie Shore, which makes for a significantly numerous solid.

It appears to be like like season 35, Total Madness, has confirmed to be successful for the community, as they only introduced the present’s renewed for Season 36. Here’s what we all know.

‘The Challenge: Total Madness’ got here with a severe twist

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Those who’ve watched The Challenge from the start know every season comes with its personal twists and turns. And season 35 was not like something we’ve ever seen earlier than. Contestants lived in an underground bunker as an alternative of the standard lovely Challenge home that’s in a tropical location. And additionally they needed to earn their proper to enter the finale by successful towards one other competitor in an elimination spherical.

The twist has been well-received by each rivals and followers. And it appears it was put into place after the debacle that occurred with Season 34. On War of the Worlds 2, many rivals used their social prowess to skate straight by means of to the tip with out ever seeing an elimination — and host T.J. Lavin made it clear that wouldn’t be occurring on Total Madness.

“This season, you’re here to prove that you’re the best,” Lavin advised rivals. “I’m done with people skating by. The only way to make it into a final is to win an elimination.”

MTV renewed the present for one more season

It appears to be like like The Challenge will formally be again for season 36. Entertainment Weekly notes MTV renewed the present due to the remarkably excessive scores it earned firstly of season 35. The publication notes Total Madness had the highest-rated season premiere in 14 years, and viewership is up 10% general.

This appears to contradict what Challenge stars Cara Maria Sorbello and Paulie Calafiore stated about Total Madness, too. While the celebs had been closely featured in War of the Worlds 2, they didn’t take part in season 35. And they identified that the present’s scores began dipping halfway by means of the season.

“With THIS format AND the elimination twist the viewers/ratings should have never dropped. Cast has been a flop and other than the rookies the competition sucks,” Calafiore famous on Twitter. “Let’s hope this second wave of coronavirus can revive the viewers, we need them for the future.”

Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio predicted ‘The Challenge’ would proceed

MTV and Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade present The 2017 MTV Beach House with Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio
MTV and Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade current The 2017 MTV Beach House with Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for MTV

While Sorbello and Calafiore expressed concern over the scores, veteran participant Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio by no means had any doubts that the present could be again. The present coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown a wrench into actuality TV as a complete. But Devenanzio advised the Challenge Mania podcast that MTV would determine a approach to proceed on with the present — and it appears he was right.

“Things are undoubtedly wanting good for the followers on the market which might be hoping to get one other Challenge in by 2021,” Devenanzio advised the podcast. “We are on the mercy of the identical conditions and points that everybody else is. This pandemic undoubtedly threw a wrench within the unique plans, I imagine … however, we’re capable of alter, we’re capable of adapt, and yeah … we’re getting equipped similar to each different tv present, everybody else.

He then added that “not even a pandemic has the power to carry The Challenge again,” which is actually encouraging for followers.

As for who will rejoin the solid for season 36, we’re unsure. But we all know Devenanzio is in it for the lengthy haul, and his enemy-turned-friend, Wes Bergmann, also started making jokes in regards to the new season. Perhaps this implies the duo can be again.

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