MTV’s Road Rules series to return with new season on Paramount Plus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 at 10:59am ET
By Matt Couden
Road Rules, which along with sister MTV series The Real World helped to spawn the competition series, The Challenge, is set to make a return to TV screens.
The show featuring competitors traveling around the globe in an RV will get a revival on the rebranded CBS All-Access network, which will soon be known as Paramount Plus.
An announcement came on Wednesday, in conjunction with news that The Challenge: All Stars, a spinoff season featuring “OG” competitors, will also join Paramount Plus.
Road Rules to return after lengthy hiatus
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Plus announced an assortment of revived shows from MTV would be coming to the streaming platform. That not only includes Road Rules but also previous MTV music shows Yo! MTV Raps and Unplugged, among others.
The Road Rules series originally debuted on MTV with Road Rules USA – The First Adventure back in 1995. It featured a cast of Kit Hoover, Mark Long, Carlos “Los” Jackson, Allison Jones, and Shelly Spottedhorse traveling around in an RV.
The competitors competed in different missions at specific checkpoints. In some seasons, eliminations were held to vote a cast member off, with new individuals sometimes joining the cast.
The winners of the first season received a European trip. Prizes awarded in other seasons included computers, cars, cash, and college tuition.
The series aired 14 seasons up until 2007’s Viewers’ Revenge. Road Rules spawned multiple competitors and champions for MTV’s The Challenge. Some of them included Derrick Kosinski, Rachel Robinson, Darrell Taylor, Katie Doyle, Abram Boise, and Veronica Portillo.
The original seasons of MTV’s The Challenge also fell under a Road Rules vs. Real World format, typically pitting teams of competitors from the two shows against each other. As seasons of MTV’s competitive reality series went forth, the format changed up, sometimes partnering up rivals, former romantic partners, and even rookies with veteran Challenge stars.
Road Rules to have similar format, joins other MTV-based series
THR indicated that the revived Road Rules will have “contestants traveling from place to place in an RV, with clues, odd jobs and money-earning missions guiding the way.”