After multiple spin-off seasons of All Stars on Paramount+ and The Challenge: USA on CBS, the original flagship is finally returning with season 38 (premiering Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT), and it’s got an all-new theme but also plenty of returning fan-favorites and the villains you love to hate.

Season 38 is The Challenge: Ride or Dies, and it’s bringing back a group of vets who were allowed to pick their own partner for the season. In the same vein as Bloodlines, their partners are their loved ones, but they don’t have to be blood relations this time. From best friends to spouses to family, all kinds of seemingly unbreakable bonds will be put to the ultimate test as they fight for their share of a million dollars.

But the real drama comes from who made this season’s cast list, because among the teams are multiple different exes and enemies, as well as the long-awaited return by a few of the most iconic Challenge vets to ever play the game. Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is back for his first time back since his history-making seventh win on Total Madness. Laurel Stucky makes her long-awaited return after her embarrassing elimination blunder on War of the Worlds 2. Jordan Wiseley, Darrell Taylor, and Veronica Portillo are all back on the main franchise after their time on All Stars 3, making this the first season that Wiseley and his ex-fiancée Tori Deal are onscreen together since their very public breakup. Amber “B” Borzotra is back after winning Double Agents. Even Turabi “Turbo” Çamkıran is back! This lineup is absolutely stacked.

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 06 Description Come Michele or High Water Laurel moves on from Horacio to another housemate, Jakk regrets his former friendship with untrustworthy Jay, and Michele’s choices leave her racked with guilt. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 07 Description Deep Web Nelson makes new enemies, the housemates become suspicious of Devin’s strategy, and two teams face off in a climbing and puzzle elimination. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 08 Description Born to Ride or Die Bananas celebrates turning 40, the players jump on moving cars in Double Trouble, Nelson faces his toughest choice yet, and two teams try not to get Spun Out in elimination The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 09 Description Split Decision After the intense mini-final challenge Haul or Nothing, one pair of Ride or Dies must make difficult decisions that will change the entire game. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 10 Description Dancing on My Own Jordan’s fling with Nurys upsets Tori, the players take on a challenge inspired by “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” and cracks start to form in the foundation of Faysal’s new team. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 11 Description Nelly: Ride (or Die) Wit Me TJ runs a dizzying trivia challenge, Nurys comes clean with Tori about her relationship with Jordan, and two players face off in the Pato Brawl, an Argentinean update of the Pole Wrestle The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 12 Description Frenemy of the State Devin tries inspiring his teammates to end their losing streak, the players hold on tight in Chopper Drop, and the elimination vote gets ugly when Tori and Jordan’s feelings come into play The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 13 Description Blind Faith Jordan faces blowback for his duplicitous elimination vote, the teams gamble in Blind Faith, and Faysal and Moriah’s Ride or Die relationship begins to crack. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 14 Description Terrorist of Love The players pair up for a vertigo-inducing challenge, Tori’s fragile relationship with Jordan is threatened by one choice, and TJ changes the game’s trajectory with the mother of all twists. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 16 Description Friends or Froze The competitors determine who among them are most vulnerable, puzzle and communication skills are tested in Frozen Senseless, and two teams climb to the top in Bridge It. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 02 Description Friend or Faux An iconic duo joins the game and shakes things up, Tori gets candid about her mental health, the players compete in Balancing Act, and Turbo holds on to old grudges while making new ones. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 17 Description Riders on the Storm Four pairs begin TJ’s grueling 100-hour final challenge, and misfortune and miscommunication jeopardize the teams’ chances of winning. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 | Episode 06 | […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 Description Don’t Die for Me, Argentina The competition is off to the races as a romantic rendezvous creates a love triangle, a cocky competitor makes enemies, and a mole is revealed — all before the first challenge The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 18 Description The Hours As the final continues, tempers flare as Devin and Tori try to maintain their lead, an injury sparks an explosive argument, and the challengers face a formidable feast The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 03 Description A Bumpy Ride The new Ride or Dies pair throws Tori for a loop, Tommy and Analyse seek allies, Johnny and Ravyn’s dynamic threatens their vitality in the game, and two teams face off in elimination. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 04 Description Olivin’ on the Edge TJ keeps the surprises coming, several players pair off romantically, the daily challenge tests one vet’s biggest fear, and a rookie team cuts a risky deal to stay out of elimination The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | Episode 02 […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 20 Description Reunion, Pt. 1 Amber reveals a secret, Johnny, Ravyn and Nurys discuss their love triangle, and Olivia shares the severity of her facial injury. Reunion, Pt. 2 Turbo sends a message, Faysal’s comments about Moriah come to light, Tori and Jordan relive their confusing dynamic from this past […]

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The Challenge Season 38 Episode 05 Description Get Rich or Ride or Die Tryin’ The competitors throw an emo-themed house party, some costly mistakes shake up the competition during a relay challenge, and one team uses its power to go after a veteran player. The Challenge All Seasons The Challenge Season 38 Episode 01 | […]