Monday, April 03, 2006

Next RW/RR Challenge Info

I heard people start talking about the next Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV and wondering if there is any information available about it yet. Queen TV to the rescue! I did some digging and found a little bit of information on the subject and I'm here to share it with you all.

The next challenge was filmed in Australia in December of 2005. MTV will air it in May or possibly June of this year, right after the Real World Key West season ends. This installment has been named the "Fresh Meat Challenge" because never before seen fans will participate in the challenge with the MTV vets. Some of the names that have already surfaced as cast members are Derrick, Tina and Katie from Road Rules as well as Coral, Danny, Mel, Was, Johanna and Tonya from the Real World. I hear that Danny, Mel and Johanna don't last too long.

In other related news, I also heard that Bunim-Murray productions have begun work on remodeling the Road Rules franchise in hopes that MTV will give it another shot. They are hoping to add a fan interaction element to help change the series enough for a pick up.

An update on this story has been posted on 5.12.06 but I'm puting the info here becuase I know some people still get linked to the archives.

The premiere date for this show has been set and it will begin on Monday, May 29th. The cast list has been released as well. Here is the list of returning favorites and new "fresh meat" members courtesy of rrrwblog. It appears that one "fresh" will be paired with a veteran.

Returning Cast Members:
Coral (Back To New York)
Danny (Austin)
Darrell (Campus Crawl)
Derrick (Extreme)
Johanna (Austin)
Katie (The Quest)
Melinda (Austin)
Shane (Campus Crawl)
Theo (Maximum Velocity Tour)
Tina (South Pacific)
Tonya (Chicago)
Wes (Austin)

New Cast Members:
Aviv, 21 - Columbus, OH
Casey, 18 - Houston, TX
Chanda, 21 - Huntington, NY
Diem, 25 - West Hollywood, CA
Eric, 23 - Nicholasville, KY
Ev, 18 - Harrison, NY
Evan, 20 - Ithica, NY
Jesse, 19 - Albuquerque, NM
Johnnie, 24 - Brooklyn, NY
Kenny, 22 - Cedar Grove, NJ
Linette, 21 - Palmetto, FL
Ryan, 24 - New York, NY