T.J. Lavin has been internet hosting The Problem and its spinoffs for 18 years, and he’s again as soon as once more for season 2 of The Problem: USA. In contrast to the flagship MTV present, The Problem: USA forged principally consists of gamers from CBS reveals. Nevertheless, season 2 will characteristic six flagship Problem veterans, which is able to carry an entire new factor to the sport. “It has the whole lot The Problem: USA season one had after which some,” T.J. informed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s the perfect of the perfect coming. I believe it’s in all probability the perfect of each worlds.”

T.J. mentioned he was pushing for USA so as to add some OG participant all alongside. “I actually wished to have these gamers in there. One, as a result of they’re actually good on the recreation, and two, as a result of they’re so gritty,” he defined. “CBS gamers are candy and good and kumbaya. It’s not like that with the MTV forged. It’s an entire totally different deal.”

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T.J. Lavin has been internet hosting ‘The Problem’ since 2005. (Arlene Richie/Shutterstock)

Whereas the vets clearly come into the sport with expertise, T.J. mentioned that there are undoubtedly some new gamers to look out for, too. “I believe Tyler [Crispen] was actually good,” the BMX star admitted. “Alyssa [Lopez] is all the time good. She’s a challenger, as properly. I’d like to see each of these individuals come again on. Desi [Williams] is all the time good. Stacking her up in opposition to among the greats like Jonna [Mannion] and Tori [Deal], she held her personal. It’s fascinating to see among the greatest MTV gamers play with the individuals from CBS.”

Season 2 will characteristic the gamers being cut up into three groups, which shall be picked by randomly chosen captains within the first episode. “It’s sort of a throwback format,” T.J. dished. “I really like having groups. You get into that each one for one and one for all angle and I really like that. The one factor I don’t love in regards to the staff factor is choosing them. As a result of someone must be final picked and that sort of sucks. However they deal with it properly. We’re all adults right here. They knew what they signed up for and that it was going to be bizarre and troublesome.”

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Tyler Crispen is likely one of the gamers T.J. says to look out for. (Aaron Smith, courtesy of Paramount)

Learn extra from our chat with T.J. under!

On the issue of ‘The Problem: USA’ last in season 1: You must make issues very, very troublesome or it’s not The Problem. That’s why we’re right here. We’re right here to alter the sport each time and make it tougher and more durable and crazier each time. You must dig as deep as you possibly can and a bit of bit extra previous that. So, no, we didn’t make it any simpler [this time]. However now they know what to anticipate. So it’s going to be simpler for them as a result of they know what to anticipate.

On whether or not he has any say within the formatting, challenges and so forth: Zero say. I do put my two cents in, regardless. I do say what I really feel. Whether or not that comes into any sort of play or not, I don’t suppose so, however I’ll nonetheless say it. I’ve a hyperlink to each single person who makes the selections and I do know what’s going to go on. So I don’t suppose it completely falls on deaf ears. I believe they in all probability think about what I say. Eighteen years in, you sort of know what you’re doing!

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“The Problem: USA” season 2 forged. (Aaron Smith, courtesy of Paramount)

On separating his friendships with the rivals from the sport: It’s not exhausting in any respect. It’s very simple. They know there’s nothing I can presumably do to assist or harm them. I’m not the referee or choose or finish all, be all to the sport. Their efficiency is that. So I’m not even apprehensive about that in any respect, and neither is anyone else, I don’t suppose.

On how for much longer he’ll host ‘The Problem’: I like it. It’s sort of grow to be me. I really like that me and the crew are household. It’s an excellent job and it’s enjoyable, so there’s no manner I’d need to give it up. It’s undoubtedly lots of work and time away from dwelling, and it’s robust, however my spouse is a special degree of associate. She handles all of the enterprise and does the whole lot [at home]. My mother nonetheless works for me, as properly. She handles all of the stuff with housing as a result of I do actual property, as properly, and have lots of rental houses. These two issues are essential to me. However in addition they know that we’re killing it and having enjoyable!

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