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The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

The new season starts April 1st per Josh's Twitter.
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20





We've seen two war of the worlds -- and now The Challenge is about to be total madness.

Season 35 of the hit series will begin on April Fool's Day 1 -- and in the clip above, Tori warns that the "game has changed," and (appropriately) host TJ Lavin alludes to the "biggest twist" in the show's existence. And what's so funny, CT?

"If you're not good here, you won't be good out there," Mattie advises, as she points to her head during the first portion of the statement. And by the looks of the intense competition and the interpersonal relationships, she is completely correct.

What does host TJ Lavin have up his sleeve for the group? And how does six-time champion Johnny Bananas describe his surroundings? Watch the entire first look, share your thoughts and stay with MTV News for more Total Madness updates. Also, take a look at the entire cast -- including Survivor, The Amazing Race and Big Brother alums -- below!

VETERANS

Aneesa Ferreira, 13th Challenge

Ashley Mitchell, 7th Challenge

Cory Wharton, 7th Challenge

Chris "CT" Tamburello, 17th Challenge

Dee Nguyen, 3rd Challenge

Jenna Compono , 8th Challenge

Jennifer West, 2nd Challenge

Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio, 20th Challenge

Jordan Wisely, 6th Challenge

Josh Martinez, 3rd Challenge

Kailah Casillas , 5th Challenge

Kyle Christie, 5th Challenge

Mattie Breaux, 2nd Challenge

Melissa Reeves, 3rd Challenge

Nany Gonzalez , 9th Challenge

Nelson Thomas, 6th Challenge

Rogan O’Connor, 3rd Challenge

Stephen Bear, 3rd Challenge

Tori Deal , 4th Challenge

Tula “Big T” Fazakerley , 2nd Challenge

Wes Bergmann, 13th Challenge

ROOKIES

Asaf Goren, Big Brother Israel, So You Think You Can Dance

Bayleigh Dayton, Big Brother

Christopher Jordan "Swaggy C" Williams, Big Brother

Faysal Shawn "Fessy" Shafaat, Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior

Jay Starrett, Survivor

Jennifer Lee, Amazing Race

Kaycee Clark, Big Brother

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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

You all beat me to it. I've had other things going on this week if you've been following the news. I'm looking forward to the new season. I'm interested to see how Team Young Buck and Big Brother do against the Vets.
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

Here's the full trailer for the new season:
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

A new Super Trailer was released today:

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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

Were they able to finish filming this?
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

Yes.

Season 36 was to start in a couple of weeks though, so I'm sure that is postponed.

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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

I wonder if they shot a reunion? They usually don't shoot those until a few weeks before the finale airs.
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Yea, like you said, they don’t shoot it until closer to the finale. So, no it wouldn’t have been yet.
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Yea, like you said, they don’t shoot it until closer to the finale. So, no it wouldn’t have been yet.
I'm just glad we're getting a new full season. This and the Amazing Race coming back are my two most anticipated upcoming shows. They shot the Amazing Race over a year ago.
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Yep I'm ready. Bring on the fist fights, crying jags, and defective moral compasses.
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

Here's a sneak peak of where they're living this season, an underground bunker.

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Finally!!
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My body is ready!
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It is upon us!
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

I noticed they aired a commercial for the Challenge on CBS during Survivor tonight.

Good premier. I like the change of pace with the living arrangements. Nice twist reveal at the end.
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Corporate synergy.
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

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Corporate synergy.
Yeah, but they never air commercials for the many MTV dreck shows in CBS prime time. I think it confirms that the company sees the show as a tent-pole franchise that has cross-over appeal and could even outgrow MTV.
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Yeah, but they never air commercials for the many MTV dreck shows in CBS prime time. I think it confirms that the company sees the show as a tent-pole franchise that has cross-over appeal and could even outgrow MTV.
True, it has gotten bigger and they've been pulling people from other shows, which has then drawn more eyes. My point was the merger between CBS and Viacom is new, so that is why you'd probably see more of ads like that.

Moving it off MTV... now that would be interesting...
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True, it has gotten bigger and they've been pulling people from other shows, which has then drawn more eyes. My point was the merger between CBS and Viacom is new, so that is why you'd probably see more of ads like that.

Moving it off MTV... now that would be interesting...
Hell, they should. It always seems like MTV doesn't give a shit about The Challenge when they choose to rerun Ridiculousness 23 out of 24 hours a day.

With The Real World and Road Rules long gone and them pulling in people from Big Brother all over the world, various Survivor contestants from everywhere, Ninja Warrior, etc., the MTV connection is nearing extinction with every passing season.

I did love the twist at the end and am kinda surprised they haven't done this sooner. I could have sworn there was a season where there was a similar twist but my memory sucks and they all now run together for me after 35 freaking seasons.

You do kinda miss the emotional connection with all the newly added members. After watching someone in a full season of Real World and/or Road Rules, you felt like you kinda knew the people and it gave you a stronger connection watching many of them transition to The Challenge. But things change and if they keep having two seasons a year with many of the newbies becoming reoccurring cast members, then you can hopefully get that same kind of connection I described.
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While watching tonight's episode it became clear from the number of times they went to the blank page named Jenn that she was going to be in trouble. But every time they put her name on the screen and listed "Amazing Race" with it I was confused because even though I've watched every season of the Amazing Race I had no recollection of her, and yet here she is invited to be on the Challenge.

She isn't old enough to have been on so long ago that I forgot her, so I gave up trying to remember who she is and looked her up. She lasted exactly one episode three years ago. Her and her partner were utterly incompetent...a total disaster. There is literally NOTHING about her 10 minutes on The Amazing Race that warrants her selection for the Challenge.

So this begs the question: Who she bangin? There is no other explanation. And now she has bookended her reality show competition career by once again being the first (female) eliminated in essentially the shortest time possible.
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So this begs the question: Who she bangin? There is no other explanation. And now she has bookended her reality show competition career by once again being the first (female) eliminated in essentially the shortest time possible.
Jenn is smokin' hot. There's your explanation. Had zero recollection of her as well.

I'm cool with them broadening their talent pool, so long as they're bringing in good contestants or eye candy which they're pretty much nailing.


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Jenn is smokin' hot. There's your explanation. Had zero recollection of her as well.

I'm cool with them broadening their talent pool, so long as they're bringing in good contestants or eye candy which they're pretty much nailing.
I agree, but if they are just going to bring in random hot girls even as cute as she may be they can still do a lot better than her. And at least bring in one that has a smidgen of personality and can raise her arms above her head without gassing out. She was pathetic.
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I feel that Dee was almost more pathetic than Jenn when she refused to compete against her in the elimination. It was an easy win and her chance to get a red skull. I’m really enjoying this season so far. I really liked the dropping bombs out of a helicopter challenge. Jordan was pretty pathetic though. Cory destroyed him.
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Re: The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV) -- premieres 4/1/20

If someone started a drinking game where you took a shot every time one of the cast used the word "literally" you'd end up hammered by the end of the episode.
Also, Jen (West) is really tough to look at. She almost looks like a tranny.

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