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[03/30/12 - 07:28 AM]
MTV Greenlights Another Cycle of "The Challenge," Along With an Additional Season of Its Longest Running Hit, "The Real World"
"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" reunion special airs this Wednesday, April 4 while "The Real World: St. Thomas" is due later this year.

[via press release from MTV]

COMING OFF A STELLAR SEASON OF "THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES," MTV GREENLIGHTS ANOTHER CYCLE OF "THE CHALLENGE," ALONG WITH AN ADDITIONAL SEASON OF ITS LONGEST RUNNING HIT, "THE REAL WORLD"

"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" Reunion Special Airs on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV

New York, NY - March 30, 2012 - On the heels of an incredibly successful season of "The Challenge," MTV announced today that it has picked up a 23rd season of its hit competition reality series. "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" pitted pairs of former lovers against each other, forcing them to endure added emotional pressure, get past their issues, and work together in pursuit of the ultimate prize. This past season is the most-watched "Challenge" in seven seasons, averaging nearly two million viewers each week. In addition, MTV announced an unprecedented 28th season of its groundbreaking reality franchise, "The Real World." The two most recent editions of MTV's flagship series delivered the franchise's best season average ("The Real World: Las Vegas") and highest-rated debut ("The Real World: San Diego") in five seasons. MTV is currently shooting the 27th season, "The Real World: St. Thomas," which will premiere later this year.

Tune into "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" Reunion Special, hosted by The Miz, on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV. Dying to know what the exes are up to now? Find out if Diem still loves CT, if Johnny made Camila go Crazy, if Paula and Ty are still together, and if Emily will ever dress up like Ty again. This is one reunion special that you don't want to miss!

To catch up on past episodes and behind the scenes footage from "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," visit mtv.com.

"The Challenge" 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.

"The Real World" was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of "The Real World." Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.

Source: Nielsen. Live+SD coverage ratings and impressions. "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" premiere telecasts, 01/25/12-03/28/12. Most-watched season since "The Challenge: The Gauntlet III" (2008). "The Real World: Las Vegas" season average: 2.1 P12-34 rating (03/09/11-06/01/11). "The Real World: San Diego" season premiere: 2.1 P12-34 rating (09/28/11).

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 (27 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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