Review | The Challenge: Rivals

Credit: MTV

Air Date: Wednesday 6/22

Us Rating: ** 1/2

Frenemies from The Real World (think Leroy and Adam from the recent Las Vegas edition) and Fresh Meat team up in the Costa Rica wilds for the latest elimination tussle. Not surprisingly, Survivor-style gamesmanship is irrelevant here; the show only clicks when the focus turns to partying, flirting and throwing punches. In that vein, prepare to hiss at Adam, who is as menacing, volatile and mesmerizing as ever. (MTV, 10 P.M.)