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[06/17/21 - 10:33 AM]
MTV Greenlights Critically-Acclaimed Competition Franchise "The Challenge" for Season 37
Longtime host TJ Lavin revealed the news today in a video message from set in Croatia.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV greenlights critically-acclaimed competition franchise The Challenge for season 37

Ratings juggernaut teases all-new season with longtime host TJ Lavin from set in Croatia

NEW YORK, NY (June 17, 2021) - On the heels of scoring its best monthly share in over 13 years, MTV today announced that the critically-acclaimed competition series, The Challenge, has been renewed for a 37th season. Longtime host TJ Lavin revealed the news today in a video message from set in Croatia.

The franchise that invented the reality competition genre continues to be a ratings juggernaut for MTV with a .94 full season average, making Double Agents one of the highest rated seasons in 8 years, delivering a franchise best on share. Double Agents was #1 in its time period with P18-34 among several other demos.

The Challenge season 37 full cast list and premiere date are to be announced at a later date. Follow The Challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, subscribe to The Challenge on YouTube, and use #TheChallenge37 to join the conversation!

The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi, Emer Harkin, Ryan Smith and Danny Wascou serve as Executive Producers and James Rodriguez is Co-Executive Producer. Dan Caster serves as Executive Producer with Leanne Mucci as Co-Executive Producer for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading global youth media brand across every platform with operations that span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit focused on developing series for SVOD and linear distribution partners.

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 recently moved 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 (MTV), Born This Way(A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Family or Fiance (OWN), Crystal Maze(Nickelodeon) and Emily's Wonder Lab (Netflix). 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.

Source: Nielsen; P18-49/LSD coverage ratings unless noted; MTV monthly share stat for historical May months only; total viewers = P2+ 000s; competitive ranks based on demo 000s, ad supported cable. SCR, 24/7, Cable, Reality, 12.9.20-4.21.21





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