'Real World' and 'Challenge' Both Re-Upped
MTV's twin reality staples continue into their 20s
By Kenny Herzog Mar 30, 2012 10:54AM
You know who's even happier than reality production mogul Jonathan Murray about the news that MTV's greenlit another season for both his "Real World" and "The Challenge" franchises? "Road Rules" alum and current "Access Hollywood" co-host Kit Hoover, who probably thanks whatever deity she praises every morning that she's dishing Hollywood gossip with Billy Bush rather than munching on shark meat in Arctic cold with one-time "RR" love interest/current "Challenge" competitor Mark Long. Phew, even that was a mouthful.
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Earlier this morning, Deadline reported that MTV signed, sealed and delivered an order for more epiesodes of each program. For "The Real World," this makes it official that Season 27(!), currently filming in St. Thomas, will make it to air in 2012. "The Challenge," meanwhile, will move ahead shortly with production on its 23rd installment.
And with that, CT, Johnny, Paula and the gang officially rescinded all those emergency job applications, heaved a massive sigh of relief and started packing for another few months of subsidized humiliation and publicly broadcast identity crises. And money. Lots of money.
"The Real World: St. Thomas" premieres this summer on MTV. "The Challenge" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, also on MTV.