MTV announces The Challenge season 37 cast list, theme, and premiere date
On Wednesday, MTV announced the new theme, cast list, and premiere date for season 37. The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies will premiere on Wednesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (with a sneak peek episode airing Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT).
The new 19-episode season was shot in Croatia. Last season was played in teams of two, but EW has confirmed that while this season begins with U.S. players/"agents" partnered up with international agents, the game will evolve as the season goes on. And the prize money is still a jaw-dropping million dollars.
The 34-person cast list includes 19 new players from other reality shows and only 15 returning veterans. Notable returnees include last season's winner CT Tamburello (his partner Amber Borzotra is not on the list, but she does show up in the trailer below) as well as Fessy Shafaat, who quit in the final; his partner Kaycee Clark, who didn't quit the final despite suffering a major leg injury; Aneesa Ferreira, who competed on both Double Agents and All Stars in a short time span; and pot-stirrer Amanda Garcia, who hasn't competed since War of the Worlds. As for the rookies, multiple different winners of Survivor are promising competitors to keep an eye on.
Check out the full cast list and first trailer below:
Michaela Bradshaw (Survivor)
Michele Fitzgerald (Survivor)
Tacha Akide (Big Brother Nigeria)
Emy Alupei (Survivor: Romania)
Berna Canbeldek (Survivor: Turkey)
Priscilla Anyabu (Love Island U.S.)
Tracy Candela (Love Island Germany)
Bettina Buchanan (Paradise Hotel Sweden)
Esther Agunbiade (Big Brother Nigeria)
Lauren Coogan (Love Island U.S.)
Corey Lay (12 Dates of Christmas)
Jeremiah White (Love Island U.S.)
Tommy Sheenan (Survivor)
Gabo Szabo (Warsaw Shore, Celeb Get Me Out of Here Hungary)
Hughie Maughan (Big Brother U.K., Dancing With the Stars U.K.)
Emmanuel Neagu (Survivor: Romania)
Logan Sampedro (Survivor: Spain)
Kelz Dyke (Too Hot to Handle U.K.)
Renan Hellemans (Ex on the Beach Double Dutch Belgium)