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A spin-off of Real World and Road Rules, The Challenge is a reality competition series that pits former reality stars against each other in high-intensity missions. Originally called Real World/Road Rules Challenge, the show has been hosted by T. J. Lavin since Season 11, and now features contestants from reality shows such as Are You The One?, Ex on the Beach, and Big Brother. The contestant with the most wins in the show's history is Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, who has won over $1 million on The Challenge

Network: MTV

First Episode Date: June 1, 1998 

Cast:

Where to Watch: CBS All Access, MTV

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