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[03/30/10 - 10:17 AM]
Old Rivalries Resurface and New Ones Begin as MTV's "The Challenge: Fresh Meat Ii" Premieres on Wednesday, April 7 at 10pm ET/PT
Plus: "The Challenge: Meet The Meat" airs Thursday, April 1 at 12 Midnight ET/PT.

[via press release from MTV]

OLD RIVALRIES RESURFACE AND NEW ONES BEGIN AS MTV'S "THE CHALLENGE: FRESH MEAT II" PREMIERES ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 10PM ET/PT

Immediately Following "The Real World: D.C. Reunion" Tune In On Thursday, April 1 at 12 Midnight ET/PT For "The Challenge: Meet The Meat" Special

New York, NY - March 30, 2010 - MTV's "The Challenge: Fresh Meat II" premieres on Wednesday, April 7 at 10pm ET/PT with a new cycle of competition that is anything but friendly. In addition to drama and fights, this season takes us deeper inside the Kenny/Wes rivalry, as alumni and fresh meat struggle to decide whose side to take. The tension heats up when the cast moves into the house and one person makes a surprise appearance that is sure to leave everyone stunned.

MTV heads to Vancouver with "Fresh Meat II" as thirteen rookies join thirteen veterans in one of the most dramatic seasons to date. The alumni are paired off with rookies as they compete in nine intense challenges and a thrilling finale. The players will do whatever it takes to get their cut of the $300,000 prize as strategy is key in "Fresh Meat II" and alliances hold more value than friendships. Only the most cunning will survive.

Before the competition begins, tune in on Thursday, April 1 at 12 Midnight ET/PT for "The Challenge: Meet The Meat" Special, where the fresh meat will have their mental and physical skills put to the test and learn who may become an ally or a rival.

The cast of "Fresh Meat II" are:

Alumni:
Sarah (RW: Brooklyn)
Darrell (RR 11: Campus Crawl)
Jenn (RW: Denver)
Kenny (Fresh Meat)
Jillian ((RR 13: The Xtreme)
Danny (RW: Austin)
Wes (RW: Austin)
Ryan (Fresh Meat)
Katelynn (RW: Brooklyn)
CJ (RW: Cancun)
Landon (RW: Philadelphia)
Paula (RW: Key West)

Fresh Meat:
Vinny
Cara Maria
Noor
Laurel
Pete
Sandy
Mandi
Theresa
Brandon
Sydney
Carley
Jeff
Luke

Viewers who can't get enough of "Fresh Meat II" can head over to freshmeat2.mtv.com to view full episodes, exclusive sneak peeks, bios, photos of the cast, exclusive backstage pass interviews, and a weekly online after shows with selected cast members. Don't want to miss any of the "Fresh Meat" fun? Follow the Challenges Twitter page at http://twitter.com/MTVDailies or the Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/rwrrchallenges?ref=sgm.

The ChallengeDailies.com returns, providing fans with unprecedented access to hundreds of exclusive, uncut, and uncensored content. The site will feature clips per week of the craziest stuff that didn't make it on air. Check out all the uncensored hookups, breakups, and fights that occur in the house.

About MTV Network:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.6 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2010 -- up +9% from Q4/2009 and up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the first quarter of 2010 increased +19% from the Q4/2009 and is up +18% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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