MTV embarks on apocalyptic season of "The Challenge: War of the Worlds"
Returning on a new night starting Wednesday, February 6th at 9:00PM
NEW YORK, NY (January 16, 2019) - MTV will welcome viewers to a brave new world with the highly-anticipated "The Challenge: War of the Worlds," premiering Wednesday, February 6th at 9:00PM ET/PT and is set to air internationally in late February.
TV favorites collide when legendary "The Challenge" veterans team up with rookie prospects from franchises including "The Bachelor," "Big Brother," "Love Island," "Survivor" "American Ninja Warrior" as well as international stars across MTV's global family including "Geordie Shore," "Ex on the Beach" and "Floribama Shore."
Thirty-four competitors from around the globe will battle their way through the most grueling, physical and mental challenges for their share of the $1 million prize. New rules will unfold, alliances will be rehashed and surprising twists will arise in the grittiest, most hardcore season ever.
Amanda Garcia - 5th Challenge
Twitter: @MTV_AmandaG, Instagram: @mtv_amanda
Ashley Mitchell - 4th Challenge
Twitter: @mtvashleybrooke, Instagram: @mtvashleybrooke
Cara Maria Sorbello - 13th Challenge
Twitter: @CaraMariaMTV, Instagram: @misscaramaria
CT Tamburello - 15th Challenge
Twitter: @TheOfficial_CT, Instagram: @_famous4nothing
Da'Vonne Rogers - 2nd Challenge
Twitter: @DayDaVonne_ , Instagram: @davonnedianne_
Hunter Barfield - 4th Challenge
Twitter: @hbarfield13, Instagram: @mtvhunter
Jenna Compono - 7th Challenge
Twitter: @JennaCompono, Instagram: @JennaCompono
Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio - 18th Challenge
Twitter: @johnnybananas, Instagram: @realjohnnybananas
Kam Williams - 3rd Challenge
Twitter: @iamkamiam_, Instagram: @iamkamiam_
Kyle Christie - 3rd Challenge
Twitter: @KyleCGShore, Instagram: @KyleCGShore
Leroy Garrett - 10th Challenge
Twitter: @bruce_lee85, Instagram: @royleethebarber
Nany Gonzalez- 6th Challenge
Natalie Negrotti - 3rd Challenge
Twitter: @natalianegrotti, Instagram: @natalienegrotti
Paulie Calafiore - 2nd Challenge
Twitter: @paulcalafiore_, Instagram: @paulcalafiore_
Wes Bergmann - 11th Challenge
Twitter: @westonbergmann, Instagram: @westonbergmann
Zach Nichols - 8th Challenge
Twitter: @ZNichols15, Instagram: @zachnichols15
Alan Valdez - Telemundo personality
Ashley Cain - "Ex on the Beach UK"
Twitter: @mrashleycain, Instagram: @mrasleycain
Chase Mcnary - "The Bachelorette"
Twitter: @cbmcnary, Instagram: @chase_brody_mcnary
Dee Nguyen - "Geordie Shore"
Georgia Harrison - "Love Island"
Twitter: @georgiaharisonx, Instagram: @georgialouiseharrison
Gus Smyrnios - "Floribama Shore"
Twitter: @gussmyrnios, Instagram: @guscalebsmyrnios
Joao Paulo Andrade - "Ex On The Beach Brazil"
Josh Martinez - "Big Brother"
Twitter: @joshmbb19, Instagram: @josh_martinez_
Julia Nolan - "Big Brother"
Twitter: @julianolan_, Instagram: @julianolan
Liz Nolan - "Big Brother"
Twitter: _liznolan, Instagram: @liznolan
Mattie Lynn Breaux - "Party Down South"
Twitter: @mattielbreaux, Instagram: @mattielynnbreaux
Morgan Willett - "Big Brother"
Twitter: @morgan_willett, Instagram: @morganleighwillett
Natalie Duran - "American Ninja Warrior"
Twitter: @ninja_natalie, Instagram: @ninja_natalie
Shaleen Sutherland - "Bachelor Canada"
Twitter: @ssutherland03, Instagram: @shaleensutherland
Stephen Bear - "Geordie Shore"
Twitter: @stephen_bear, Instagram: @stevie_bear
Theo Campbell - "Love Island"
Twitter: @theo_campbell91, Instagram: @theo_campbell91
Turabi Camkiran - "Survivor Turkey"
Twitter: @turabicamkiran, Instagram: @turabi
Zahida Allen - "Ex on the Beach"
Twitter: @xzahida, Instagram: @xzahida
Leading up to premiere, fans will get an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast during MTV's "The Challenge: War of the Worlds: Basic Training" launch special airing on Wednesday, January 30th at 9:00PM ET/PT. Additionally, viewers can get the behind-the-scenes scoop during "The Challenge: War of the Worlds After the Show" hosted by Justina Valentine immediately following the premiere on Wednesday, February 6th at 10:00PM ET/PT.
Follow along all season on Instagram and Twitter via @ChallengeMTV and join the conversation with #TheChallenge33.
For the first time ever, MTV presents "The Challenge Messenger Bot," which will include trivia, polls, a meme generator, and so much more. Fans can message "The Challenge" on Twitter and Facebook for all of their pressing questions in real time.
"The Challenge: War of the Worlds" was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers, and Jack Reifert and Danny Wascou serve as Co-Executive Producers.
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit
that produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and linear platforms based on MTV's library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) 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, which is moving to Facebook after 32 seasons on MTV. BMP 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. BMP's current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!), The Challenge and Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer and Growing Up is a Drag (Snapchat), and Miz and Mrs. (USA Network). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. 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 Group in 2010.