Although hardly every reality program can boast a 37-season run, MTV’s “The Challenge” has shown time and time again that a strong competitive show is unbeatable. The show’s near-infinite malleability is an element of its attraction.
As befits a series that is a spinoff of “Road Rules” and “The Real World,” rather than following its own stringent set of rules and recruiting its own competitors, the program has always been content to showcase people you may recognize from their previous appearances on other reality shows.
Similarly, the titular tasks are numerous and diverse, and the competitors have no way of knowing which variation on the theme they’ll face in any given season… or whether they’ll have to tackle them alone, in pairs, or in teams.
The words of Bob Saget about Betty White’s death have taken on much more significance. Now. The final result is a competitive and entertaining show that has withstood the test of time to the point that viewers are reminiscing over old-school challenge twists.
Clearly, fans can’t get enough of the good things, but can the program survive beyond its most recent season, “Spies, Lies, and Allies?” Let’s see what we know so far about “The Challenge” Season 38 release date, cast, and location.
When Will the Challenge Season 38 Be Available?
MTV has yet to announce whether “The Challenge” will be renewed, but given the show’s long history and ongoing appeal, we wouldn’t be shocked if the announcement came sooner rather than later.
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Even yet, it’s difficult to pinpoint a certain premiere date — or even whether one will be held at all — until the formal announcement is made. However, based on prior season release dates, a few educated guesses may be made about the 38th season’s prospective release date.
Season 36, “Double Agents,” of “The Challenge” concluded on April, 21, 2022. MTV revealed the cast and launch date for Season 37 in July 2021, according to Entertainment Weekly, and the season premiered in August.
Season 37 of “Spies, Lies & Allies” ended on December 22, 2021, therefore if Season 38 follows a similar production schedule, you may expect to hear more about it soon, with the season premiering in the spring or early summer of 2022.
However, based on Reddit buzz, production is not expected to begin until March, so a later release date is feasible.
Who Is in Season 38’s Cast?
There’s one individual who’s nearly sure to return for Season 38, inasmuch as the phrase “cast” can be used to a reality competition program.
TJ Lavin, the famed BMX pro and long-time host of “The Challenge,” has steadied the program through even its most ludicrous times with his calm and steady demeanor. Lavin’s extreme sports experience and no-nonsense presenting style, according to GQ, give him a credible presence for both spectators and candidates.
“A man who isn’t utilizing his own voice can be seen right through,” Lavin said of his hosting style. “I’m the same guy,” he says. There were no slang changes made by me. I’m not going to say anything in the script that I wouldn’t say.
They’ll want something a little more incisive than I would, say it every now and again. However, my tone hasn’t changed. The individuals that surround Lavin — the actual rivals — remain, however, a complete mystery, at least until the competitors’ list is released.
Every season of “The Challenge” has a fresh set of participants, and while you can probably expect to see a few recognized names from other reality series, you’ll have to wait a bit before the precise roster is revealed. On this front, you can rely on Looper to keep you updated.
Where Is the Challenge Season 38 Taking Place?
This is a fantastic question. The show’s challenges take place in a variety of places, all of which are always intriguing and frequently foreign. Thailand has been the show’s only fairly recurrent nation in the last 20 seasons or so.
Season 35 was set in the Czech Republic and Austria, while seasons 36 and 37 were set in Iceland and Croatia, respectively, indicating that the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has skewed things toward Europe.
Knowing this, it’s reasonable to conclude that the program will remain European-focused in Season 38. Who knows? After all, “The Challenge” hasn’t shown in the United States since Season 9, so who knows? It’s possible that a reunion will take place.