The Challenge: USA, to be held this summer on CBS, will pit winners and fan favorites from Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Love Island against one another, in pursuit of a $500,000 grand prize.
CBS on Wednesday unveiled the full cast for The Challenge: USA, the latest offshoot of the long-running MTV competition series, and it includes Survivor champs Tyson Apostol, Ben Driebergen and Sarah Lacina, Big Brother 23 winner Xavier Prather, The Amazing Race 32 winner James Wallington and Love Island 2 winner Justine Ndiba.
Other standouts among the cast of 28 — detailed below — include Love Island 3‘s Shannon St. Clair and Cashay Proudfoot… Tiffany Mitchell, Azah Awasum and Kyland Young from Big Brother 23‘s “Cookout” alliance, as well as that cycle’s Derek Xiao… and Survivor 41‘s Danny McCray.
Premiering Wednesday, July 6 at 9:30 pm and hosted by T.J. Lavin, The Challenge: USA will stake each CBS reality-TV vet with $1,000 to start their individual challenge accounts, after which they quickly discover they must battle to keep and increase their stash.
In each episode, an algorithm pairs contestants who will face off to earn money for their accounts by winning challenges or eliminating their opponents. This will not be an easy task, however, as they will be paired with a randomly selected competitor every episode, making alliances and strategies more difficult than ever.
In addition to the aforementioned grand prize money and title of Challenge Champion, the cast will be competing for a spot on The Challenge: Global Championship (working title), which will stream exclusively on Paramount+.
Review the competitors below and cheer on any early favorites!