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(Redirected from Real World/Road Rules Challenge) The Challenge (originally Road Rules All Stars, followed by Real World/Road Rules Challenge)
is a reality television game show on MTV that is both dependent on and spun off from the network's two flagship reality shows, The Real World and the now cancelled series, Road Rules. It is currently hosted by T.J. Lavin. The title of the show was originally Road Rules: All Stars, before it was changed to Real World/Road Rules Challenge in the show's second season, and later shortened to The Challenge in the 19th season.
The series initially had no hosts but instead a former cast member who had been kicked off his or her season, providing assignments as Mr. or Ms. Big. Puck Rainey, David Edwards, and Gladys Sanabria served this role. Later, the series began to use hosts: Eric Nies and Mark Long co-hosted a season, and Jonny Moseley and Dave Mirra hosted various seasons before Lavin became the regular host. Lavin has hosted the show since its eleventh season. After the second season, the show began using subtitles, such as Battle of the Seasons. Some seasons have had sequels, such as The Inferno which is tied to The Inferno II and The Inferno III. The 22nd and most recent season, entitled Battle of the Exes, premiered on January 25, 2012 and concluded on April 4. The show has been picked up by MTV for a 23rd season.