MTV’s “The Challenge” Season 38 Format Explained

The challenge 38

The Challenge is back on MTV in a few weeks and fans are excited to have the flagship back after feeling very empty watching the CBS version!

Season 38 of The Challenge is Ride Or Die themed and will feature some of your favorite players of all time and even some rookies.

This season is so cutthroat that someone even had to get surgery by the end of the season.

A Challenge expert recently shared the format for the upcoming season that teases four teams that were targeted:

Is that Turbo? Yeah this is about to be good!

Check out the full cast (and their partners) below:

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio
Nany Gonzalez

Jordan Wiseley
Aneesa Ferreira

Darrell Taylor
Veronica Portillo

Kaycee Clark
Kenny Clark

Amber Borzotra 
Chauncey Palmer

Nam Vo
Emmy Russ

Tori Deal
Devin Walker

Fessy Shaffaat
Moriah Jadea

Laurel Stucky
Jakk Maddox

Kailah Bird
Sam Bird

Turabi “Turbo” Çamkıran
Tamara Alfaro

Nelson Thomas
Nurys Mateo

Jay Starrett
Michele Fitzgerald

Horacio Gutierrez
Olivia Kaiser

Kim Traenka
Colleen Schneider

Johnny Middlebrooks
Ravyn Rochelle

Tommy Bracco
Analyse Talavera

The Challenge is finally returning with season 38 premiering Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


MTV’s original The Challenge debuted back in 1998 and has consistently been a top performer of the network’s programming for the past 2o+ years. Each season, contestants are pitted against one another in physical and mental competitions in hopes of winning a huge cash payout if they make it to a final. The show once included only The Real World and Road Rules cast but now has expanded to include cast members from other MTV shows, including MTV Europe. Between the mud, tears and blood, there is always enough drama to go around, with viewers loving every moment of the charged-up battles that occur.

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