MTV’s The Challenge, TV’s longest-running reality competition series, embarks on its monumental 40th season Premiering Wednesday, August 14th

MTV’s The Challenge, TV’s longest-running reality competition series, embarks on its monumental 40th season Premiering Wednesday, August 14th


The Challenge 40: Battle of the Eras will feature a cast of 40 fan-favorite Challengers from different eras competing for their share of the one million dollar prize


NEW YORK, NY - (June 24, 2024) -  MTV today announced that the longest-running reality competition series The Challenge will embark on its monumental 40th season beginning Wednesday, August 14 at 8PM ET/PT. The Challenge 40: Battle of the Eras will feature 40 legendary competitors from the series’ 26-year history representing their “Challenge Era” in an epic battle for the ages where legends will collide as they strive to immortalize their names as Challenge 40 Champions and earn their share of the one million dollar prize.


This season’s stacked roster features the most Challenge champions ever including 7x winner Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, 5x winner CT Tamburello, 4x winners Darrell Taylor and Jordan Wiseley, 3x winner Derrick Kosinski, 2x winners Mark Long, Jonna Mannion, Rachel Robinson, Cara Maria Sorbello, Laurel Stucky, and Jodi Weatherton, and 1x winners Kaycee Clark, Nehemiah Clark, Katie Cooley, Tori Deal, Brad Fiorenza, Aviv Melmed, Emily Schromm, Devin Walker, and Jenny West alongside fan-favorite Challengers Tina Barta, Paulie Calafiore, Theo Campbell, Derek Chavez, Aneesa Ferreira, Michele Fitzgerald, Amanda Garcia, Leroy Garrett, Horacio Gutiérrez Jr., KellyAnne Judd, Olivia Kaiser, Ryan Kehoe, Josh Martinez, Nurys Mateo, Nia Moore, Brandon Nelson, Tony Raines, Averey Tressler, Cory Wharton, and Kyland Young.


In the monumental 40th Season, The Challenge 40: Battle of the Eras, the path to glory is far from easy, as they must first compete at the Era Invitational and eliminate the weakest links from within their own Challenge Era for only the best will earn a coveted spot on their team. With relentless, new challenges and twists, these seasoned Veterans are perpetually kept on their toes in the game they thought they had mastered.


Challenge Competitors representing Era 1 (Seasons 1-10):


Challenge Competitors representing Era 2 (Seasons 11-20):


Challenge Competitors representing Era 3 (Seasons 21-30):


Challenge Competitors representing Era 4 (Seasons 31-39):


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Leading up to premiere, fans will get an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast during MTV’s The Challenge 40: Battle of the Eras: Countdown Begins launch special airing Wednesday, August 7th at 8PM ET/PT. Stream previous seasons of The Challenge on Paramount+, MTV VOD, and The Challenge channel on Pluto TV.


Returning alongside The Challenge 40: Battle of the Eras will be a new season of MTV's Official Challenge Podcast, with episodes dropping every Thursday following premiere. Hosted by veteran competitors, the upcoming season will feature in-depth recaps with first-hand anecdotes from the most recent episodes. Fans can subscribe to MTV's Official Challenge Podcast to catch up on past seasons and receive new episodes in their feed HERE. The podcast is produced by Paramount Audio and MTV Entertainment in collaboration with iHeartRadio and is available across all major podcast platforms.


The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi, Justin Booth,  Jacob Lane,  and Emer Harkin serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray with Diego Amson serving as Co-Executive Producer. Dan Caster, Leanne Mucci, and Jared March serve as Executive Producers with Angela Liao serving as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.


SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks

SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks is a global network of media assets that reaches over one billion people in more than 180 countries featuring some of the most iconic brands in entertainment including SHOWTIME, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Network among others – and, its Studios arm which produces 120+ series annually, including some of today’s biggest hits such as Yellowstone, Yellowjackets, Emily in Paris, 1883, 1923, George & Tammy, South Park, Tulsa King, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, to name a few.


About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a division of Banijay Americas, is a 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 on MTV, 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. BMP’s current programming includes The Family Stallone (Paramount+), Emmy-winning Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon), The Challenge (MTV), The Challenge USA (CBS), The Challenge All Stars (Paramount+), The Challenge World Championship (Paramount+), Vanderpump Villa (Hulu) and The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Films has also produced Transhood (HBO) Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical and Autism: The Sequel (HBO). Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay in 2010.




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