The Challenge: Total Madness live stream — How to watch the reality competition online from anywhere

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It's back! Reality game show The Challenge is returning to MTV for a landmark 35th season this week- read on to find out how to watch the show, no matter where in the world you are. This year the show is subtitled Total Madness and is set to pit 21 veterans and seven rookies against one another in what are promised to be the most extreme challenges ever in the show's 22-year history.

BMX rider T. J. Lavin returns once more to host, while this season's competition features alumni from The Real World, Are You the One?, Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach (U.S. and UK) and So You Think You Can Dance.

Notable returning players competing for a share of the show's $1 million prize include Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, CT, Wes, Jenna, Tori and Nany while there's also some new familiar faces from series like Big Brother, Survivor and Amazing Race this time out.

The luxury jungle houses, spacious mansions and lavish pools that have featured in previous seasons are nowhere to be seen this time out. Somewhat aptly for the times we're currently living in, the cast are instead totally isolated and will be living in a bunker for season 35.

Read on for full details on how to stream The Challenge: Total Madness no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

The Challenge: Total Madness: Where and when?

The show premiers in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET / 7p.m. Central on MTV, with new episodes at the same time every Wednesday.

Watch The Challenge: Total Madness online from outside your country

We have details for how US, UK, Australian and Canadian reality fans can watch the show further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching The Challenge: Total Madness, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allows you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch The Challenge: Total Madness online in the U.S. exclusively on MTV

There are a multitude of ways to enjoy the weekly challenges of Season 35. If you've got cable, you can watch all the drama on MTV every Wednesday at 8/7c. You can also stream the show via MTV's online platform, but you'll need to enter your cable provider details to do so.

Don't want to pay more than you need to for your cable subscription? Then don't worry, there is a range of different streaming services now available to help you watch the show, all at different price points. You can see a list of options below:

  • AT&T TV NOW MAX: $80 per month
  • Sling TV: Orange or Blue, $25 plus a $5 monthly surcharge for the "Comedy" add-on
  • Fubo.TV: $54.99 plus a $5 monthly surcharge for the "Extra" add-on.

Sling TV is a great affordable option

In addition to giving you access to MTV so you can easily keep up with The Challenge: Total Madness this season, Sling TV also lets you watch over up to 45 other channels and a library of on-demand TV shows and movies. You get a personal DVR to record shows for later and can access the streaming platform from a variety of devices including your phone, tablet, Roku, Fire TV, Xbox and more.

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Watch the new season of The Challenge: Total Madness live as it happens with an affordable subscription to Sling TV.

Stream The Challenge: Total Madness in Canada

There's great news for Canadian fans of the show is that The Challenge: Total Madness willl be shown in tandem with the US on MTV Canada will be airing the show in tandem with the US every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET / 7p.m. Central with a repeat at 2 a.m. ET /1 a.m. Central in the morning for nighthawks.

You can watch online at or via the MTV iOS or Android apps - this will need you to activate your device and sign in with your TV provider for full access.

How to stream The Challenge: Total Madness in the UK

While MTV UK is the regular home of the show, there's sadly no confirmed broadcast plans for season 35 of the Challenge in the UK. This means the only guaranteed way to watch the show at this point will be to fire up a VPN as outlined above and then tuning into one of the station's from around the world broadcasting the show. Do bear in mind that most paid streaming services require a credit card based in the country the service is from.

Stream The Challenge: Total Madness in Australia

There's better news for fans of the show Down Under. The Challenge: Total Madness is set to begin airing on MTV Australia on Tuesday April 7 at 9.30pm AEST.

That's a full week behind the US, so if you're desperate to watch the show in tandem with American audiences, you'll need to take a look at our VPN guide above.

Kevin Lynch