The Challenge Online

Six university students struggle with their new surroundings.


First episode date: June 1, 1998
Theme song: The Challenge Theme Song
Creators: Jonathan Murray, Mary-Ellis Bunim
Stars: T.J. Lavin, Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio
Genre: Game-Show, Adventure, Reality-TV
Network: MTV


The Challenge: Invasion brings together 18 Underdogs to battle across a series of contests for the chance to move out of squalor and into typical Challenge luxury, The Oasis! Just when the lucky ones get comfortable, they’ll find the game is far from over. The final crop of Underdogs will have to face down eight proven Champions for their share at the $350,000 prize. With devastating elimination rounds, truly baffling hookups and the first-ever three-day final on the way, Season 29 may just prove to be the most unpredictable and gripping yet!