The Challenge

TV review by Jill Murphy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Reality show cast members face off in physical challenges.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Bad choice of players

From a racist to a porn star.....they need to choose their players more carefully.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

Bring back TJ instead of the new moron from Wwe.

Get rid of this new host. He is horrible and makes me not want to watch anymore. Hopefully he's only here for this one season tops....

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 1, 1998
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 3, 2023

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