"The Challenge: Invasion" is Season 29 of MTV's reality competition series that was originally entitled, "Real World Road Rules Challenge."

In a new twist on the cutthroat competition format, eighteen series Underdogs seeking their first victory will be pitted against one another to crown a new champion ... only to come under a surprise, season-long attack from eight of the most fearsome Challenge Champions in the show's history. The season is filmed entirely on location in Thailand.

Before they get the news that they must face off against the Champions, the Underdogs first shock comes with the revelation that they must compete against one another to earn their way out of the desolate, barebones accommodations known as "The Shelter." Only after they battle their way out of The Shelter, will they be allowed to move into a posh estate called "The Oasis." As these Underdogs fight and claw their way through the game, the very best will rise to the top and only twelve worthy Underdogs will earn their spot in The Oasis, where they will live in the lap of luxury. Their relief is ultimately short-lived as past Challenge winners make their way to The Oasis to shake things up.

The most decorated champ in Challenge history and last season's winner, Johnny "Bananas," returns after executing one of the most cunning and controversial moves in Challenge history; reformed Boston bad boy CT makes a triumphant return after a three-year absence with a new outlook on life; rebel Cara Maria is back and more fired up than ever after taking a well-deserved break following her "Battle of the Bloodlines" win and despite this being his fifth time on "The Challenge," Shane has yet to earn his stripes as a Champion. Now he's back and ready to fight for the ultimate prize as an Underdog.

With $350,000 on the line, only the very best players will survive a brutal and cutthroat game. Epic challenges and stunning eliminations will push players to their breaking points. Friendships will be tested and tense new rivalries will form. Off the playing field, love is in the air with shocking romances and scandalous hook-ups. Not everyone will make it to the end, but for those who do, they will fight to win in the very first three-day final challenge to see who is truly worthy of being called a Champion.

"The Challenge: Invasion" contestants include the following Champs: Ashley Kelsey, Johnny Bananas, Camila Nakagawa, Cara Maria Sorbello, CT Tamburello, Darrell Taylor, Laurel Stucky and Zach Nichols. The Underdogs include Amanda Garcia, Anika Rashaun, Anthony Bartolotte, Ashley Mitchell, Bruno Bettencourt, Cory Wharton, Dario Medrano, Hunter Barfield, Jenna Compono, Kailah Casillas, LaToya Jackson, Marie Roda, Nelson Thomas, Nicole Zanatta, Shane Landrum, Sylvia Elsrode, Theo Bradley and Tony Raines.

"The Challenge: Invasion" was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Scott Freeman, Lisa Fletcher and Fred Birckhead serve as executive producers.

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Network: MTV
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 1, 1998
Seasons: 29
Production Company: Bunim/Murray Productions

'The Challenge: Invasion' Is Back with Surprising Hook-Ups — Premiering Tuesday, February 7, the new season of the MTV reality competition series sports a twist that forces hopeful underdogs to get down and dirty as superstar Challenge champions invade the game without warning. Read more...
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'The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines': Meet the Contestants — Premiering Wednesday, December 2, the new season of the MTV reality competition series features veterans and new rookies from "The Real World" and "Are You the One?" Read more...

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tom says:
Bring back CT! He's the show. Also Abram is entertaining
vmac says:
Does anyone else hate Brad, Tori and Paul as much as I do? What a bunch of self-serving, hypocritical losers.
liz says:
spoiler i think... is it true red wins?
kimberlee says:
Really , not fair that the boys get rope and the girls got a ladder.

Got spoilers? What did you think of the last show?

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