Parents' Guide to

The Challenge: All Stars

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Nostalgic MTV competition reboot has cursing, risky stunts.

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This formulaic but fun-for-fans series offers viewers the old-standby MTV reality competition format with tempered interpersonal drama. Most of the contestants -- who are now in their 30s and 40s and have careers, families, and more life experience -- are interested in having fun, but they don't have the stamina to party like they did during their earlier reality show appearances. They also handle disagreements more maturely. While all the contestants are competing for the cash prize, some clearly are also participating in The Challenge for more personal reasons.

The competitions are over the top, and nomination periods can sometimes be tense, but it's the nostalgia that will pull in most viewers. Old disagreements and previous relationships are rehashed, and reminders of past entanglements are woven through the new episodes. It's hard not to chuckle at some of the cast, many of whom haven't competed in an MTV challenge show in decades, when they discuss their age or talk about their aches and pains. Viewers unfamiliar with the MTV franchise may not find The Challenge: All Stars very exciting, but fans of the original series will enjoy the blasts from the past.

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