The Challenge Rivals: The Jungle

24 03 2011

For some reason, I had the urge yesterday to go on Wikipedia and check to see if there’s a new Challenge (what used to be known as Real World/Road Rules Challenge) on tap.  Imagine my delight when I came across The Challenge Rivals: The Jungle.

Here’s the Wikipedia description:

The Challenge Rivals: The Jungle[2] is the upcoming twenty-first season of the MTV reality television game show, The Challenge, and follows Cutthroat. It will take place in Costa Rica and Argentina, with a format that is currently unknown, featuring former cast members from MTV’s The Real World, Fresh Meat, Fresh Meat II and the Spring Break Challenge competing. This will mark the first season of The Challenge to not feature a castmember from any season of the cancelled series, Road Rules. The season will premiere later in 2011.

They also has included a summary of the cast which has since been removed…

However, through my craftiness (or the References link) I found what is rumored to be the cast.

Females:
Aneesa Ferreira, Real World: Chicago
Camila Nakagawa, Spring Break Challenge
Cara Maria Sorbello, Fresh Meat II
Evelyn Smith, Fresh Meat
Jasmine Reynaud, Real World: Cancun
Jenn Grijalva, Real World: Denver
Jonna Mannion, Real World: Cancun
Katelynn Cusanelli, Real World: Brooklyn
Laurel Stucky, Fresh Meat II
Mandi Moyer, Fresh Meat II
Paula Meronek, Real World: Key West
Robin Hibbard, Real World: San Diego
Sarah Rice, Real World: Brooklyn
Theresa Gonzalez, Fresh Meat II

Males:
Adam King, Real World: Paris
Adam Royer, Real World: Las Vegas (2011)
Brandon Nelson, Fresh Meat II
Chris “CT” Tamburello, Real World: Paris
Davis Mallory, Real World: Denver
Evan Starkman, Fresh Meat
John Devenanzio, Real World: Key West
Kenny Santucci, Fresh Meat
Leroy Garrett, Real World: Las Vegas (2011)
Michael Ross, Real World: Las Vegas (2011)
Nehemiah Clark, Real World: Austin
Ty Ruff, Real World: DC
Tyler Duckworth, Real World: Key West
Tyrie Ballard, Real World: Denver
Wes Bergmann, Real World: Austin

And it will be hosted by none other than TJ Lavin!!!!

There are so many things that excite me about this.

Several months ago Bill Simmons had TJ Lavin on an episode of the BS Report.  During that episode Bill suggested to TJ the perfect season premise… The Challenge Frienenemies.  Basically players would be paired with their rival on the show.  For instance Kenny and Wes, Johnny Bananas and Paula…you get the idea and together they would have to get each other to the final.  TJ loved the idea and told Bill that he would pitch it to the producers.  My hope is that The Challenge Rivals is just that.  A girl can dream.

Now to discuss some of these cast-mates…
Clearly having the Evan/Kenny/Johnny trio is always a treat, especially when Wes is also on the season.
One of my big questions is how much extra did they have to pay Adam to be on the same season as CT?  I mean CT legitimately tried to murder him.  I just wonder what the value of Adam’s life was to MTV (and to Adam).
And do we really need 3 people from Real World Vegas?  I know the Real World is only in existence to feed into the Challenges, but I’ve been watching the season (I’ll get into it in another post) and maybe 1 of the 3 of these guys stands a chance of lasting longer than episode three.
The females are seriously lacking.  I’m SO over Laurel.  She talks a huge game and isn’t that big and bad to support it.  And combining her, Sarah and Ev is like having the 3 Stooges of Annoying hanging around the house making nasty comments and bringing nothing to the table.
I’m glad both Aneesa and Robin are back, though I keep wondering just how old these chicks are at this point.  And maybe, just maybe those 2 can pair up with Jenn and Paula and actually make a decent girls alliance.  Though I doubt those 4 brains together could come up with that.
And would it really be so much to ask for them to get Mike the Miz and Coral back?!?!

 

Obviously I’m a little bit obsessed.  My prediction is that this will premiere in the fall after Real World XXV has ended for about 3 weeks.  I’m still holding onto the hope that in about a year the cast of the Jersey Shore can join the Challenges.  Again, a girl can dream.

Stay tuned.

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2 responses

24 03 2011
sxstrategy

Thank you, Lauren, for giving me my fix. DTF Challenge, yes please.

24 03 2011
sxstrategy

This is Lillian by the way.

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