How to stream ‘The Challenge’

The war is over, but the madness is only just beginning.

Apr 1, 2020, 12:40 pm


Jaime Carrillo 

Jaime Carrillo

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Previously known as Real World/Road Rules Challenge, The Challenge is MTV’s no-holds-barred competitive gauntlet that pits reality TV stars against one another to win a big cash prize.

Since its inception, various extreme challenges put reality stars through the wringer in a bloodbath of egos that MTV reality TV is famous for. And because it’s 35 seasons in, it proves to be the biggest challenge yet, with contestants from The Real WorldAre You the One?Big BrotherThe Amazing RaceSurvivorGeordie ShoreEx on the BeachShipwreckedSurvival of the Fittest, and So You Think You Can Dance fighting for that sweet million-dollar prize.


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Who hosts The Challenge?

The host of The Challenge: Total Madness is T.J. Lavin.

The Challenge: Total Madness male contestants

Below are the male contestants for season 35 of The Challenge, along with the show they originally appeared on.

  • Asaf from Social Media Star @ItsDevenAnthony
  • Christopher “Swaggy C” Williams from Big Brother 20
  • Cory Wharton from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat from Big Brother 20
  • Jay Starrett from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
  • Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio from The Real World: Key West
  • Jordan Wiseley from The Real World: Portland
  • Josh Martinez from Big Brother 19
  • Kyle Christie from Geordie Shore 8
  • Nelson Thomas from Are You the One? 3
  • Rogan O’Connor from Ex on the Beach UK 2
  • Stephen Bear from Shipwrecked: The Island
  • Wes Bergmann from The Real World: Austin

The Challenge: Total Madness female contestants

Below are the female contestants for season 35 of The Challenge, along with the show they originally appeared on.

  • Aneesa Ferreira from The Real World: Chicago
  • Ashley Mitchell from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Bayleigh Dayton from Big Brother 20
  • Dee Nguyen from Geordie Shore 17
  • Jenna Compono from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Jennifer Lee from The Amazing Race 29
  • Jennifer “Jenny” West from Survival of the Fittest
  • Kailah Casillas from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Kaycee Clark from Big Brother 20
  • Mattie Lynn Breaux from Party Down South
  • Melissa Reeves from Ex on the Beach UK 2
  • Nany Gonzalez from The Real World: Las Vegas (2011)
  • Tula “Big T” Fazakerley from Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands
  • Tori Deal from Are You the One? 4

How to stream The Challenge online

MTV is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

1) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

2) Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

3) Philo

  • Cost: $20 per month
  • Devices: Philo works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and Fire TV, iOS, Android, and your web browser

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to MTV at only $20 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, and even deep cuts like ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.

4) AT&T TV Now

  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

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*First Published: Apr 1, 2020, 12:40 pm