MTV Is Bringing Back One Of Its Most Popular Series

By Britta DeVore | 2 months ago


The reality stars are aligning and heading back to the beach. That’s right, MTV has announced the renewal of Ex on the Beach for Seasons 5 and 6. Escaping winter from the comfort of your own couch, viewers will be transported to the breathtaking Gran Canaria Island in Spain for a 12 episode season planning to make its debut on March 31. There, a grandiose home will play host to a number of reality stars who are expecting to start over with a new partner, but are continually blindsided with the arrival of their exes. With tears flowing just as heavily as the drinks, the separated couples will need to decide whether they want to rekindle their lost flame, or move on with one of the new hotties. To make matters worse for some of the participants, more than one ex is thrown into the mix giving them a true vacation from hell.


Heating up things this season on MTV’s dating series will be a slew of familiar faces from your favorite drama filled binges. The roster of singles en route to the island includes Derynn Paige (Double Shot at Love), David Barta (Paradise Hotel), Ray Gantt (Love Island), Arisce Wanzer (Strut), Da’Vonne Rogers (Big Brother), Kyra Green (Love Island), Bryce Hirschberg (Too Hot To Handle), Jonathan Troncoso (World of Dance), Ranin Karim, and Alain Lorenzo. Coming in hot to test the singles on their journey of getting their grooves back will be some unforgettable exes including Jamar Lee (Big Brother), Sher (Love Island), Ricky Rogers (Double Shot at Love), Dani Coco, Caro Viee (Love Island), Mike Mulderrig (Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club), Alexis Christina, Kat Dunn (Big Brother), Emily Salch (Love Island), Minh-Ly Nguyen-Cao (Big Brother), Elias, Nicole O’Brien, Nicole Amelia, and Joelle Brian. 

Taking its idea from a fan favorite British series of the same name, Ex on the Beach first made waves on MTV in 2018. Due to production holdbacks courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last season aired between December 2019 and February 2020, which means that long time viewers have been waiting a while to see more drama unfold at the Spanish villa. An immediate hit, audiences loved watching some of their favorite personalities from shows such as The Bachelorette, Are You The One?, Big Brother, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Love Island, and more battle it out on the beach to prove their undying loyalty – or absolute disgust – for their past romantic entanglements. 

MTV is no stranger to pumping out some of the best reality TV content around. The home of the original reality series, The Real World, the network has been making hit after hit since the early 90s. When the platform aired their first love based reality show, Singled Out, in 1995, a lightbulb went off that this could be a profitable idea. The wildness of Singled Out drew viewers in as they couldn’t help but stay glued to their screens as 50 singles would battle it out over one contestant. This battle royale combined with the original host, Jenny McCarthy, who was followed by Carmen Electra, made the series a must watch amongst teens and 20 somethings. Over the years, the network would release more classics like Dismissed, Room Raiders, Next, and Is She Really Going Out With Him? before jumping on the beautiful locale based shows that are popular today. With all of this info in mind, grab your popcorn and hit your La-Z-Boy for the return of Ex on the Beach when it sails onto MTV March 31.