The Challenge: The Island Season 16

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Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island is the sixteenth season of the reality television game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, which aired on the American cable tv network MTV. It premiered on September 10, 2008 at 10pm ET/PT. Like previous seasons of the Challenge, it featured cast members from various past seasons of The Real World and Road Rules, of which the Challenge was a spinoff competing along with several cast members from the Fresh Meat challenge. This season featured the group being "stranded" on an island off the coast of Panama, where the cast competed for a buried treasure chest filled with $300,000 USD in gold. Unlike in previous Challenges, the cast was not housed in a luxurious dwelling, but was "forced" to improvise and "work" for the basic necessities of food and shelter, as on the TV series Survivor. Unlike previous Challenges, there were no predetermined teams. Instead, the cast members had to forge their own alliances. Of the twenty cast members, there were only four winners.
Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island is the sixteenth season of the reality television game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, which aired on the American cable tv network MTV. It premiered on September 10, 2008 at 10pm ET/PT. Like previous seasons of the Challenge, it featured cast members from various past seasons of The Real World and Road Rules, of which the Challenge was a spinoff competing along with several cast members from the Fresh Meat challenge. This season featured the group being "stranded" on an island off the coast of Panama, where the cast competed for a buried treasure chest filled with $300,000 USD in gold. Unlike in previous Challenges, the cast was not housed in a luxurious dwelling, but was "forced" to improvise and "work" for the basic necessities of food and shelter, as on the TV series Survivor. Unlike previous Challenges, there were no predetermined teams. Instead, the cast members had to forge their own alliances. Of the twenty cast members, there were only four winners.

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Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 9 - The Final Face Off: Island Reunion Special

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The one-hour special will feature "The Island" cast members: Derrick, Ev, Johanna, Johnny, Jenn, KellyAnne, Kenny, Ryan, Paula and Robin. The cast will sit down to discuss everything that went on throughout the taping of "The Island."
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Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 1 - Welcome To The Island

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s16e1 Welcome To The Island
September 10, 2008
TJ Lavin is backed to welcome 20 Real World, Road Rules and Fresh Meat vets to a challenge like no other - The Island. He dumps them off a boat so they can swim to their new home - a "Swiss Family" type house built on a deserted beach in Panama with only rice, meat and fish to eat. The group goes stir crazy as TJ reveals none of the rules other than the island across the way contains a treasure chest and only four people will use a boat they will build along the challenge to get to it. US Army Air Drops will happen ever so often to drop off more pieces to the boat as well as supplies for their camp. After two days of partying, fighting and flirting - TJ finally returns to let them on how the game will be played. The group will have to decide on three people to go into a "face-off" challenge where one person will come out victorious and earn a key while the other two will have to beg and plead to the group to choose them to stay and win a key while the other goes home with nothing. Abram volunteers to go in as well and Kenny. The two feel that a girl should go in with them but no one volunteers. The group votes and they choose Tonya followed too closely by Ashli. They learn the face-off is "Leaning Tower" where they must swim out to retrieve 12 pegs that will help them climb a telephone pole with a bell at the top. The first to the top wins a key which ends up being Abram (he also wins a Zune Media Player). Tonya and Kenny face the voting panel where the vote ends up being 14 to 3 to send Tonya home giving Kenny the other key.
Season Premiere
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 1 - Welcome To The Island
s16e1 Welcome To The Island
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008
Welcome To The Island
Season Premiere
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 2 - Calling It Quits
s16e2 Calling It Quits
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008
Calling It Quits
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 3 - Girl Fight
s16e3 Girl Fight
September 24, 2008
September 24, 2008
Girl Fight
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 4 - Are You A Quitter?
s16e4 Are You A Quitter?
October 1, 2008
October 1, 2008
Are You A Quitter?
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 5 - Ev vs. The Island
s16e5 Ev vs. The Island
October 8, 2008
October 8, 2008
Ev vs. The Island
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 6 - Island King
s16e6 Island King
October 15, 2008
October 15, 2008
Island King
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 7 - Down To The Wire
s16e7 Down To The Wire
October 22, 2008
October 22, 2008
Down To The Wire
Watch The Challenge: The Island Season 16 Episode 8 - Sailing To Victory
s16e8 Sailing To Victory
October 29, 2008
October 29, 2008
Sailing To Victory

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This season was the show's one and only try to jump on the Survivor ratings train, it did not work. This season could've been pretty interesting but sadly it failed, hard. They marooned the players on an island off the coast of Panama with a shelter already built and huge amounts of rice and boiled chicken. Sadly they took away all the daily challenges and named "Surviving" on the island the main daily challenge which if that was the plan all along then they shouldnt've built them a shelter and given them so much food to start with because that made the "survival" aspect be nonexistent as the players had no need to build or hunt for anything to survive, had they needed to do that it would've made things much more interesting. It's a shame really because i loved this cast having some of my favorite players in challenge history, it had both strong men and women that could've shown their prowess surviving but instead it showed those same men and women lay around doing nothing and when they finally did get up they did nothing but yell and argue with each other which made for a very poor showing. Even the final was short and pathetic, weaker than the finals in the first 3 seasons of this show which is really saying something. I'd say the one shining beacon in this dark season was a new player called Cohutta Grindstaff who brought such a unique way of just thriving in this environment that was really pleasing to see. Overall this season was probably in the top 5 worst seasons in Challenge history.
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Love this reality show its so fun to watch as it grows more and more extreme
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