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MTV’s The Challenge: Untold History to premiere Wednesday, September 21st at 8PM ET/PT
30+ iconic competitors and a slew of famous fans including Kim Kardashian, Vernon Davis and Lindsey Jacobellis explore the franchise’s legacy in its first-ever documentary series
NEW YORK, NY – (September 7, 2022) – MTV today announced The Challenge: Untold History, a first-ever documentary series from the storied The Challenge franchise, is set to premiere Wednesday, September 21st at 8PM ET/PT on MTV. The Challenge: Untold History explores the series’ conception, evolution, and legacy, enlisting competitors, producers, media analysts, and famous fans to reveal the untold history of the greatest competition series on television. The six-part documentary series is set to roll out over three weeks, premiering back-to-back episodes every Wednesday at 8PM ET/PT and 9PM ET/PT.
In its 37 seasons and over 500 episodes, The Challenge has not only set the bar in the reality competition landscape, but has raised it repeatedly since its inception. Known for its ability to reinvent the wheel and heighten the competition season after season, over 30 competitors and Challenge icons including Wes Bergman, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreria, Mark Long, CT Tamburello, Darrell Taylor, Rachel Robinson, Laurel Stuckey and Kam Williams will return to share behind-the-scenes stories from their extraordinary time competing in “America’s fifth major sport.”
Later this fall, MTV Books is set to launch the first-ever official Challenge book, How to Win at The Challenge and Life: A Champion’s Guide to Eliminating Obstacles, Winning Friends, and Making That Money, on October 25th. Pop culture reporter Sydney Bucksbaum profiles twenty-one of the most popular, successful, and infamous champions, revealing not only how they won The Chal¬lenge but also how they applied the skills they learned from the experience to their personal lives and careers. The book is now available for pre-order.
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The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi, Bradley Tiemann, Jacob Lane and Danny Wascou serve as Executive Producers and Kristin Bihr is Co-Executive Producer. Dan Caster and Leanne Mucci serve as Executive Producers for MTV.
About Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios:
Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar-nominated MTV Documentary Films.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a division of Banijay Americas, 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 on MTV, 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 Emmy-nominated Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon), The Challenge (MTV), The Challenge USA (CBS), The Challenge All Stars (Paramount+), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Don’t Forget The Lyrics (FOX), Family or Fiancé (OWN) and Total Bellas (E!). BMP, through BMP Films, has also produced Transhood (HBO) They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV), and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical, and Autism: The Sequel (HBO). 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.