'Challenge: Battle Of The Exes,' 'The Real World' Renewed By MTV

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March 30th, 2012

via press release:

COMING OFF A STELLAR SEASON OF “THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES,” MTV GREENLIGHTS ANOTHER CYCLE OF “THE CHALLENGE,” ALONG WITH AN ADDITIONAL SEASON OF ITS LONGEST RUNNING HIT, “THE REAL WORLD”
 
“The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” Reunion Special Airs on
Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
 
New York, NY - March 30, 2012 – On the heels of an incredibly successful season of “The Challenge,” MTV announced today that it has picked up a 23rd season of its hit competition reality series. “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” pitted pairs of former lovers against each other, forcing them to endure added emotional pressure, get past their issues, and work together in pursuit of the ultimate prize. This past season is the most-watched “Challenge” in seven seasons, averaging nearly two million viewers each week.  In addition, MTV announced an unprecedented 28th season of its groundbreaking reality franchise, “The Real World.”  The two most recent editions of MTV’s flagship series delivered the franchise’s best season average (“The Real World: Las Vegas”) and highest-rated debut (“The Real World: San Diego”) in five seasons. MTV is currently shooting the 27thseason, “The Real World: St. Thomas,” which will premiere later this year.
Tune into The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” Reunion Special, hosted by The Miz, on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.  Dying to know what the exes are up to now?  Find out if Diem still loves CT, if Johnny made Camila go Crazy, if Paula and Ty are still together, and if Emily will ever dress up like Ty again.  This is one reunion special that you don’t want to miss!
Click here to view a sneak peek from The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” Reunion Special.
To catch up on past episodes and behind the scenes footage from “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes,” visit mtv.com.
“The Challenge” was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Executive in charge of production.
The Real World was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions.  Jonathan Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of “The Real World.”  Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD coverage ratings and impressions. “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” premiere telecasts, 01/25/12-03/28/12. Most-watched season since “The Challenge: The Gauntlet III” (2008). “The Real World: Las Vegas” season average: 2.1 P12-34 rating (03/09/11-06/01/11). “The Real World: San Diego” season premiere: 2.1 P12-34 rating (09/28/11).
 
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