The Challenge: All Stars is a nine-week spin-off which features the return of 22 of the most memorable and recognizable names of The Challenge as they fight for a share of $500,000. The season was filmed in the Andes Mountains of Argentina in February 2021. This is the first season to stream exclusively on Paramount+.
In a brand new limited series, twenty-two of the most iconic, boldest, and fiercest Challenge All Stars from the original The Real World and Road Rules return for a second chance at the ultimate competition as they vie for their shot at the $500,000 grand prize.
Hosted by TJ Lavin, the nine-episode season will follow competitors as they face unprecedented, over-the-top challenges set in the Andes Mountains of Argentina.
The Paramount+ original series welcomes back many of the greatest reality titans the franchise has ever seen, including some who haven't competed in more than two decades.
Each challenge will be played as either pairs, teams, or as individuals. In individual, the winning player of the designated gender will win safety, while the opposite gender will win the Lifesaver. During team challenges, each team will nominate two team captains. The winning captains will each recieve power. The winning captain of the gender designated for the elimination Arena will be safe from elimination, while the captain of the opposite gender will receive the Lifesaver. The losing captain or the last-place player will go into elimination, and the rest of the house will vote in their opponent. In the Arena, the player with the Lifesaver can choose to nullify the house vote. If used, the house will have to vote in their replacement. If not used, the two players will compete in elimination. The winner stays in the game while the loser goes home.
After four eliminations, the Lifesaver will no longer be in play. All eliminations going forward are played as pairs. Both captains that place last will compete as a pair, then the house will vote one player into the Arena. That nominated player will then select a player of the opposite gender to be their partner in the elimination.
In the Final Challenge, twelve players will compete. The prize money splits as follows:
- Winner: $500,000
- Lifesaver: The winning captain of the gender not designated for the Arena will have to choice to save the house vote from competing in elimination.
|Episode||Challenge Winners||Arena contestants||Arena game||Arena outcome|
|1||Deep Blue Dive||Silver Team||Jisela||Teck||Male||Laterrian||Ace||Pole Wrestle||Laterrian||Ace|
|2||Ancient Challenge History||Nehemiah||Aneesa||Female||Trishelle||Kendal||Knot So Fast||Kendal||Trishelle|
|3||Melt Away||Silver Team||Kendal||Darrell||Male||Nehemiah||Teck||Going Out of Tile||Nehemiah||Teck|
|4||On the Ropes||Gold Team||Mark||Ruthie||Female||Beth||Arissa*||Wall Ball||N/A|
|5||Connect Em All||Kendal||Beth||Alton||Aneesa||Over and Under||Alton & Aneesa||Beth & Syrus|
|6||Escape the Room||Gold Team||Big Easy & Ruthie||Kendal & Mark||Katie||Laterrian||Pull Me Over||Kendal & Mark||Katie & Laterrian|
|7||Rib Cage Pass||KellyAnne||Jisela||Nehemiah||Kendal||Ring Cling||Big Easy & Jisela||Kendal & Nehemiah|
|8/9||Final Challenge||Yes||2nd: Darrell, 3rd: Jonna & KellyAnne, 5th: Mark, 6th: Alton, 7th: Jemmye & Ruthie, 9th: Aneesa, 10th: Big Easy, , 11th: Derrick & Jisela|
- Katie was originally voted into the Arena in Episode 4, but Mark used the Lifesaver. Arissa was voted in as her replacement.
- The contestant finished the Final Challenge and won.
- The contestant finished the Final Challenge and lost.
- The contestant was eliminated at the Final Challenge.
- The contestant won the challenge and was granted immunity from the Arena.
- The contestant won the challenge and was granted the Lifesaver.
- The contestant won the challenge but was not granted immunity from the Arena or the Lifesaver.
- The contestant was not selected for the Arena.
- The contestant was a losing team captain at the challenge, but they did not have to compete in the Arena.
- The contestant was voted into the Arena, but was saved by the Lifesaver.
- The contestant was selected for the Arena, but did not have to compete.
- The contestant won the elimination in the Arena.
- The contestant was eliminated in the Arena.
- The contestant won the challenge, but was selected for the Arena, lost and was eliminated.
- The contestant withdrew from the game.
|Episode||Original Release Date|
|1||"Legends Never Die"||April 1, 2021|
|2||"All That You Can't Leave Behind"||April 8, 2021|
|3||"I've Got the Power"||April 15, 2021|
|4||"Semi-Charmed Lifesaver"||April 22, 2021|
|5||"Nuthin' but an OG Thang"||April 29, 2021|
|6||"Free Fallin'"||May 6, 2021|
|7||"What About Your Friends?"||May 13, 2021|
|8||"Mo Money Mo Problems"||May 20, 2021|
|9||"You're the Best Around"||May 27, 2021|
The reunion was filmed in New York City, New York, and was hosted by former NFL player Nate Burleson and entertainment personality Maria Menounos. The contestants who attended the reunion were: Beth, Big Easy, Darrell, Derrick, Jemmye, Jisela, Jonna, KellyAnne, Mark, and Yes.
- All Stars is the first season to stream exclusively on Paramount+. It is also the first season to air uncensored.
- The original title for the season pitched by Mark was The Challenge: We Want OGs.
- Casey Cooper, Cohutta Grindstaff, Heather Cooke, Ryan Kehoe, and Sophia Pasquis were flown to Argentina with the initial cast to serve as alternates in case anybody was disqualified. They were eventually sent home after being unused.