The Challenge: Double Agents

Outstanding Competition Program


After the chaos of total madness, the challenge: double agents returns the series to a partners game, but the contestants still can’t trust anyone on this spy thriller-inspired showdown.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Competition Program

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Or Competition
Reality Program

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program

T.J. Lavin

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Competition Series

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

The Challenge: Double Agents Aftermath


“the best we’ve seen in series history”

– USA Today


– Vulture

“craziest season yet”

– Entertainment Weekly

“An iconic Mainstay”

– Men’s Health on TJ Lavin

How MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Safely Filmed ‘Double Agents’ in Iceland Amid COVID-19 

The Challenge is Chaos, But TJ Lavin Keeps it Sane

Tori Deal Says The Challenge: Double Agents Is Her ‘Most Complicated, Intense Game’ Yet

T.J. Lavin Says Sobriety Helped Him Host 16 Years of The Challenge

‘The Challenge’ suits up for season 36; launches new podcast


“License to Killer Kam”

Thirty Elite Agents learn that they will be battling against one another in a twisty, spy-themed season, with the hopes of earning their share of a $1,000,000 prize. Former champions find themselves in danger, as a cutthroat plan emerges to take them down. 


After one Agent is unexpectedly deactivated, TJ institutes a shocking security breach, which shakes up partnerships. The Agents compete in “Mission: Agent Down” where they must overcome their fears of heights. A group of strong Rookies align in hopes to take down two Veteran Agents.