CBS’s “The Challenge USA” is back for a 2nd season and this time with the help of a few MTV vets!!
Episode 1 was titled “The Riskiest Season Yet”
“The 18 reality titans from “Big Brother,” “Survivor,” and “The Amazing Race” are shocked to learn that they are competing amongst six legendary veterans from MTV’s “The Challenge”; a new twist puts multiple players at risk at the first elimination.”
The episode seen a 500k decrease from the premiere episode of Season 1.
Do you think USA adding vets was a bad idea or did the show just get the wrong vets? Let us know your thoughts!?
The stacked lineup of CBS fan-favorite players who come together in Croatia includes SURVIVOR winners Michele Fitzgerald and Chris Underwood; BIG BROTHER winner Josh Martinez, Tyler Crispen and Tiffany Mitchell; and THE AMAZING RACE’s Luis Colon and Dusty Harris. Joining the CBS alums are MTV’s THE CHALLENGE vets, former champions Tori Deal, Jonna Mannion, Wes Bergmann and the player with the most season wins of THE CHALLENGE franchise ever, Johnny “Bananas” DeVenanzio. These CBS reality all-stars will make CHALLENGE history as they face off against franchise legends for the first time on CBS. In the end, only one man and one woman will have the chance to walk away with the title of Challenge Champions and equal split of the grand prize of $500,000.
Following are the players competing on the second season of THE CHALLENGE: USA:
Wes Bergmann CHALLENGE VET
Michaela Bradshaw SURVIVOR
Paulie Calafiore BIG BROTHER
Cassidy Clark SURVIVOR
Luis Colon THE AMAZING RACE
Tyler Crispen BIG BROTHER
Tori Deal CHALLENGE VET
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio CHALLENGE VET
Michele Fitzgerald SURVIVOR
Amanda Garcia CHALLENGE VET
Dusty Harris THE AMAZING RACE
Chanelle Howell SURVIVOR
Ameerah Jones BIG BROTHER
Alyssa Lopez BIG BROTHER
Jonna Mannion (Stephens) CHALLENGE VET
Josh Martinez BIG BROTHER
Tiffany Mitchell BIG BROTHER
Sebastian Noel SURVIVOR
Faysal Shafaat BIG BROTHER
Alyssa Snider BIG BROTHER
Monte Taylor BIG BROTHER
Chris Underwood SURVIVOR
Cory Wharton CHALLENGE VET
Desi Williams SURVIVOR
MTV’s THE CHALLENGE was the very first reality competition series when it launched on June 1, 1998. THE CHALLENGE: USA is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions with Julie Pizzi, Kevin Lee and Jacob Lane.
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