The Challenge: USA is kicking off a new era for the long-running competition series, and the cast isn’t the only thing that’s changed. This spin-off is airing on CBS, a first for the franchise that premiered in 1998 on MTV!
Bunim President Julie Pizzi shared: “I don’t think anyone knew what it would grow into,” says Pizzi, who worked as a segment producer on the very first Real World/Road Rules Challenge. “It just became bigger than The Real World and Road Rules. It’s the only show of the three on the air in its original incarnation. And the show has gotten so much bigger. The stunts are bigger, the cast is bigger. Chris McCarthy [MTV Entertainment Group CEO] and Nina Diaz [chief creative officer for unscripted entertainment at Paramount Plus/MTV president of content] really set their sights on expanding it on the Paramount Plus platform. They said, ‘okay, we wanna do a Challenge for CBS, and then we want to do The Challenge: UK, The Challenge: Argentina, and The Challenge: Australia. And then we want to take all those winners and other Challenge vets and pull them into a tournament that would be a global tournament that would air all over the world on Paramount Plus.”
The series features stars from Love Island, Big Brother, Survivor & The Amazing Race.
We picked 6 cast members from The Challenge USA that we could see make the switch to MTV’s “The Challenge”.
1. Shannon – Love Island
2. Justine – Love Island
3. Angela – Big Brother
4. Tyson – Survivor
5. Cinco – Love Island
6. Tyson – Survivor
Who do you think will make the switch?