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[01/12/12 - 07:34 AM]
Ex-Lovers Reunite on MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," Premiering on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
This season the series brings together 13 pairs of former lovers in the exotic Dominican Republic, as they come together to compete for $300,000 in cash prizes.

[via press release from MTV]

EX-LOVERS REUNITE ON MTV'S "THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES," PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

New York, NY - January 12, 2012 - Contestants face off in what promises to be the most difficult and awkward challenge of all-time as MTV reunites ex-lovers on "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," premiering on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Adding a complex new layer to this season, emotions run high as all logic and strategy go out the window when former flames and flings are paired up in the most thrilling Challenge yet when "Battle of the Exes" takes the competition to new heights. Each team is comprised of former lovers - many of whom cannot stand to be in the same room with one another. The premiere kicks off with a challenge that leaves the exes in a "sticky" situation, and one couple is sent packing with no chance of rekindling their romance. Will romantic feelings emerge for some as the action gets hot or will the feelings of betrayal and resentment return stronger than ever for others as these exes battle it out for the grand prize of $300,000? Let the drama begin!

This season, with TJ Lavin as host, "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," brings together 13 pairs of former lovers in the exotic Dominican Republic, as they come together to compete for $300,000 in cash prizes. This Challenge is unlike any other yet, as these former lovers will have to get beyond their past issues and the added emotional pressure that comes along with being in close proximity with your ex, to work together for the ultimate prize. Will CT and Diem, who have a long standing history, reignite their flame? Will Sarah and Vinny, who had a one night stand, take their relationship to the next level? Or will Jasmine and Tyrie, who can't stand the sight of each other, be able to last the entire competition? Watch as these exes try to put the past behind them.

Meet the exes:

· Diem (CH 12: Fresh Meat) / CT (RW 13: Paris)

· Tyrie (RW 18: Denver) / Jasmine (RW 22: Cancun)

· Dustin (RW 25: Las Vegas) / Heather (RW 25: Las Vegas)

· Abram (RR 12: South Pacific) / Cara Maria (CH 19: Fresh Meat II)

· Wes (RW 16: Austin) / Mandi (CH 19: Fresh Meat II)

· Naomi (RW 25: Las Vegas) / Leroy (RW 25: Las Vegas)

· Emily (RW 23: DC) / Ty (RW 23: DC)

· Priscilla (RW 26: San Diego) / Nate (RW 26: San Diego)

· Rachel (RR 11: Campus Crawl) / Aneesa (RW 11: Chicago)

· Robin (RW 14: San Diego) / Mark (RR 1)

· Camila (CH: Spring Break 2010) / Johnny (RW 17: Key West)

· Sarah (RW 21: Brooklyn) / Vinny (CH 19: Fresh Meat II)

· Paula (RW 17: Key West) / Dunbar (RW 19: Sydney)

"Battle of the Exes" is your only destination to watch full episodes, cast photos and bios, sneak peeks and more!

To sound off on Twitter and Facebook, use our official hashtag #exes and visit the Battle of the Exes Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtvthechallenge.

"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Executive in charge of production.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Bunim/Murray Productions:

Bunim/Murray Productions is the 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 (25 seasons for MTV). Bunim/Murray continued to innovate with 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. Bunim/Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and the upcoming Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take New York and Khloe & Lamar (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including M Theory Entertainment, BMP Films and M Music. BMP Films produced Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.





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