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MTV’s The Challenge: Double Agents premieres Wednesday, December 9th at 8:00pm ET/PT

All-star vets Darrell Taylor and Theresa Gonzalez make epic return to season shot entirely in Iceland

First-ever MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast set to launch through the iHeartPodcast Network with fan favorites Tori Deal and Aneesa Ferreira as hosts

NEW YORK, NY - November 12, 2020 — MTV today announced that the highly-anticipated new season of The Challenge: Double Agents will premiere on Wednesday, December 9th at 8:00pm ET/PT.  

Following The Challenge: Total Madness, which scored the highest-rated season in eight years, The Challenge: Double Agents returns to a partner format with 19 action-packed episodes. Filmed entirely in Iceland, the frigid Arctic Island sets the scene for this espionage thriller featuring 30 of the strongest reality titans from around the globe, who are forced to outsmart each other in a game of secrets, spies and lies for their share of one million dollars. 

Leading up to premiere, fans will get an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast during MTV’s The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified launch special airing on Monday, December 7th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Coinciding with the new season, MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast will kick off on Thursday, December 10 through the iHeartPodcast Network. Hosted by fan favorite vets Tori Deal and Aneesa Ferreira, the audio show will recap each episode of the current season, reliving the drama of the series’ biggest alliances, frenemies and feuds. New podcast episodes drop the day after and are available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard, offering The Challenge fanatics exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop, from how stunts are created to the food the cast eats and more.  

Meet the cast:


Aneesa Ferreira - 14th Challenge
Twitter: @Aneesamtv, Instagram: @Aneesamtv

Ashley Mitchell - 8th Challenge
Twitter: @mtvashleybrooke, Instagram: @mtvashleybrooke

Big T - 3rd Challenge
Twitter: theogbig_t Instagram: @BigTFaz

Cory Wharton - 8th Challenge
Twitter: @CoryWharton, Instagram: @CoryWharton_ig

CT - 18th Challenge
Twitter: @TheOfficial_CT, Instagram: @_famous4nothing

Devin Walker - 5th Challenge
Twitter: @MTVDevinWalker Instagram: @mtv_devin 

Darrell Taylor - 9th Challenge
Twitter:  @mtvrrdarrell Instagram: @darrell_taylor_lb4lb

Fessy Shafaat - 2nd Challenge
Twitter: @fessyfitness, Instagram: @fessyfitness

Jay Starrett - 2nd Challenge
Twitter: @Jay__Qs, Instagram: @jqskim

Josh Martinez - 4th Challenge
Twitter: @JOSHMBB19, Instagram: @josh_martinez_

Kam Williams - 5th Challenge
Twitter: @iamkamiam_, Instagram: @iamkamiam_

Kaycee Clark - 2nd Challenge
Twitter: @ThatStudMuffin, Instagram: @kcsince1987

Kyle Christie - 6th Challenge
Twitter: @KyleCGShore, Instagram: @kylecgshore

Leroy Garrett - 12th Challenge
Twitter: @bruce_lee85, Instagram: @royleethebarber

Nany Gonzalez - 10th Challenge
Instagram: @nanycarmen

Nelson Thomas - 7th Challenge
Twitter: @_nelsonthomas, Instagram: @_NelsonThomas

Nicole Zanatta - 3rd Challenge
Twitter: @n_zanattaMTV, Instagram: @n_zanattamtv 

Theresa Gonzalez - 7th Challenge
Twitter: @theresa_m_jones, Instagram: @theresa_m_jones

Tori Deal - 5th Challenge
Twitter: @tori_deal, Instagram: @tori_deal

Wes Bergmann - 14th Challenge
Twitter: @westonbergmann, Instagram: @westonbergmann


Amber Borzotra - Big Brother
Twitter: @amberborzotra, Instagram: @amberborzotra

Amber Martinez - Are You The One?
Twitter: @amba1210, Instagram: @ambaaa_

Gabby Allen - Love Island/Celebrity Big Brother UK
Twitter: @gabbydawnallen, Instagram: @gabbydawnallen

Joseph Allen - America’s Got Talent
Twitter: @itsjosephallen, Instagram: @itsjosephallen 

Lio Rush - Former WWE Wrestler
Twitter: @TheLionelGreen , Instagram: @thelionelgreen

Lolo Jones – U.S. Olympian/ Celebrity Big Brother
Twitter: @lolojones, Instagram: @lolojones 

Mechie Harris - Musician/ Ex on the Beach
Twitter: @mechiesocrazyy, Instagram: @mechiesocrazy

Nam Vo - Ultimate Beastmaster
Instagram: @nam.vo.official

Natalie Anderson - Survivor/Amazing Race
Twitter: @NatalieeAnd, Instagram: @natalieeand

Olivia “Liv” Jawando - Shipwrecked
Instagram: @livleilani

Additionally, The Challenge: Double Agents is set to roll out globally across MTV’s international networks in early 2021.

Follow The Challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, subscribe to The Challenge on YouTube, and use #TheChallenge36 to join the conversation!

The Challenge: Double Agents was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Emer Harkin, and Danny Wascou serve as Executive Producers 

About MTV

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) 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, which aired for 32 seasons on MTV. BMP continued to innovate with 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 Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!),The Challenge (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West:  The Justice Project (Oxygen), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Family or Fiance (OWN), Iyanla Fix My Life and Fear Not (OWN), Crystal Maze(Nickelodeon) and Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix). BMP has also produced Transhood (HBO), They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. 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.



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