|No. of Episodes||17|
|No. of Days||45|
|No. of Contestants||24|
Fans vs Favorites
|Location(s)||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico|
|Previous Season||Big Brother|
|Next Season||Big Brother: A Twisty Season|
The Gauntlet is the 3rd season of the TTRS Franchise. The season is directly subsequent to Big Brother.
The Gauntlet marks the first MTV Challenge season in TTRS. The season took place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with former cast members from past TTRS games competing, along with several cast new series cast members. This season was in the format of two teams: Veterans vs. Rookies. The contestants on the Veterans team had been on at least a prior season of TTRS and the contestants on the Rookies team had to have been new to the series.
The competition consists of a series of team challenges (sometimes called "missions") with an elimination challenge, known as the "Gauntlet", following each of the team challenges except the final.
Each team challenge puts the team of Veterans against the team of Rookies, which lasted until Final 13. At Final 12, there was a merge where contestants were broken up into pairs. The pairs were dissolved at Final 8, and from there on out, it became an individual game.
After each team challenge, the winning team selects a member of the losing team to protect from the Gauntlet and another member to send into the Gauntlet. The losing team then selects one of its own to go against the person picked by the winners.
After the two players for the Gauntlet are picked, the host spins a wheel to determine which challenge will be played in the Gauntlet. The loser of the Gauntlet is eliminated from the game.
- No player can be saved from the Gauntlet on two consecutive opportunities. (For example, if the Veterans win the sixth challenge and save Johanna, lose the eighth challenge, and win the tenth challenge, then they cannot save Johanna from the tenth Gauntlet; even though they aren't two consecutive female Gauntlets, they are two consecutive opportunities.)
- This season differs from The Gauntlet seen on the MTV Challenges, as there is a merge instead of a Final Team Race where players competed in pairs then individuals.
This season featured a total of 24 players. Spikedcurley did not enter the game until Episode 4 due to the departure of Smi9127 from Tengaged. Also, LarissaFL (Veterans) and Sashababy2010 (Rookies) both left the game in Episode 5, but no replacements were given for them since each team lost 1 member.
|Spikedcurley||NOT IN GAME||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||Pairs||SAFE||SAFE||MERGE||OUT|
|WINNER||The Winners of The Gauntlet|
|RUNNER-UP||The Runner-Ups of The Gauntlet|
|WIN||This team or person won the Mission and earned immunity for the round.|
|SAFE||This person was given immunity from the Gauntlet by the winning team.|
|SAFE||This pair or person won the Gauntlet and remained the in the game.|
|OUT||This team or person lost the Gauntlet and was eliminated from the game.|