Season 12

Fresh Meat is the 12th season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge. Fresh Meat is a season that made history on The Challenge by being the first season to include previously unknown contestants as part of the cast. Previous to Fresh Meat, all seasons functioned solely by the program's trademark: strictly using contestants that were previously cast on past seasons of The Real World or Road Rules. To date, Fresh Meat's most notable debuting contestants who've both continued on in further seasons of the show and won Challenge seasons are: Kenny Santucci, Evelyn Smith, and Evan Starkman. Filmed in Australia, Fresh Meat featured two-player teams; each team had an alumnus of The Real World or Road Rules partnered with a newcomer to the Challenge. This is the first edition of the Fresh Meat series, with Fresh Meat II following in 2010.

Season episodes list 12

S12E01

S12E01 : Kickin' Things Off (aired on 05/22/2006)

Real World/Road Rules Challenge Fresh Meat head down under as a pack of eager hopefuls try to make…
S12E02

S12E02 : Anxieties Run High (aired on 05/29/2006)

Anxieties run high when the rest of the cast decides to break up the Austin couples- Danny and…
S12E03

S12E03 : Hanging Tough (aired on 06/05/2006)

Trust and support go hand-in-hand this week on the challenge when Diem confesses to her partner…
S12E04

S12E04 : Jailbirds (aired on 05/12/2006)

Ryan begins to feel his partner, Melinda, doesn't have her head in the game after she talks to…
S12E05

S12E05 : Climber's Paradise (aired on 05/19/2006)

Tina is full of opinions, calling Wes sexist and saying her partner Kenny is only here for fun and…
S12E06

S12E06 : Costume Extravaganza (aired on 05/26/2006)

The cast members decide to spice things up and have a costume extravaganza. Tonya lets loose and…
S12E07

S12E07 : Crossing Paths (aired on 07/03/2006)

While out on the town Tonya and Johnnie discuss how to work better with one another and Wes…
S12E08

S12E08 : Kayak Challenge (aired on 07/10/2006)

With Tonya heading into Exile, she admits that she has three years of animosity built up toward…
S12E09

S12E09 : Kenny VS Tina? (aired on 07/17/2006)

Tina and Kenny come away from a team meeting with an understanding that they need to avoid Exile at…
S12E10

S12E10 : Game Over? (aired on 07/24/2006)

Evan finds his calling for the night when he enters a contest at a local club called Cheeky Monkey.…
S12E11

S12E11 : Money or Friendship? (aired on 07/31/2006)

Evan returns from the hospital with bad news: his hernia has a 99% chance of causing permanent…
S12E12

S12E12 : Jump Down Under (aired on 08/07/2006)

Linette and Aviv talk to Diem about her decision to send Linette into Exile. They make Diem promise…
S12E13

S12E13 : Diving In (aired on 08/14/2006)

Diem admits to having a crush on Derrick, but she tries to ignore it because she needs to keep her…
S12E14

S12E14 : Kenny and Tina's Triumph (aired on 08/21/2006)

Theo and Chanda discuss Exile. Theo is almost excited about it, but wishes Derrick would own up to…
S12E15

S12E15 : The Death Roll (aired on 08/28/2006)

Each team realizes that time is almost up and everyone discusses how important it is to win the…
S12E16

S12E16 : And the Winners Are... (aired on 09/04/2006)

On the final Challenge, the teams will need to stop at series of checkpoints along a 10 mile run.…