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Snake in the Grass Competition Series Coming to USA Network

USA Network is pushing human nature to the limits with the new competition series Snake in the Grass, premiering on Monday, August 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT following WWE Monday Night RAW. You can watch a first look by scrolling down!

A mix between Survivor and ABC’s The Mole (now streaming on Netflix), this action-packed social experiment is hosted by national radio and television personality Bobby Bones.

Snake in the Grass Competition Series Coming to USA Network

Each episode will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the four must figure out which one of them is ‘the Snake’ – a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.

In this survival of the sneakiest, the players will compete in a series of grueling and mind-twisting challenges, from retrieving game pieces suspended on high wires over a 500-foot canyon to scaling the face of a cliff to solve puzzles.

Snake in the Grass

With each successfully completed challenge, the competitors win a clue that helps reveal the identity of the Snake. Not wanting their identity revealed, the Snake will do whatever it takes to prevent the players from winning the clues by sabotaging their journey any chance they get.

After overnighting in the remote and rugged Central American jungle, the group will meet in ‘the Snake Pit’, where they must determine who they think the saboteur might be. If the three players can successfully reveal the identity, they will win the $100,000. If they get it wrong, the Snake walks away with all the money for themselves.

“Getting to host ‘Snake in the Grass’ has been a really cool experience,” Bones says. “I lived in Costa Rica for more than a month while we were shooting it, so I can’t wait for everyone to get to see what we’ve been up to finally. The show is a mix of adventure and mystery – it’s going to keep you guessing!”

Fan-favorite reality competition legends from Survivor, Big Brother, and Naked and Afraid will be among those competing in this real-life psychological thriller set in the central American jungle.

Viewers will be able to get a first look at a Reality Legends special featuring three Survivor all-stars and a Naked and Afraid fan-favorite on July 26th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Snake in the Grass is produced by Renegade 83, an eOne company with Sam Hargrave, David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Craig Armstrong, and Mike Espinosa serving as executive producers. Read up on all the players and potential Snakes below!


Malcolm Freberg (Survivor), Corpus Christie, TX

Yul Kwon (Survivor), Los Altos, CA

Earl Cole (Survivor), Kansas City, KS

Jeff Zausch (Naked and Afraid), Pocatello, ID

Rachel Reilly (Big Brother), Birmingham, AL

Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother), Minneapolis, MN

Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick (Survivor), Dunedin, FL

Cirie Fields (Survivor), Jersey City, NJ

Trish Hegarty (Survivor), Boston, MA

Lacey Jones (Naked and Afraid), Tamaroa, IL

Alissa Musto, Tampa, FL

Ryan Anthony, West Hollywood, CA

Andrew Muse, Park City, UT

Stephanie Ortiz, St. Simons Island, GA

Sean Williams, Bronx, NY

John Gaber, Miami, FL

Alysia Montaño, Berkeley, CA

Sam Ruebush, Nashville, TN

Xavier Williams, Los Angeles, CA

Elektra Nelson, Westchester, NY

Wyatt Werneth, Cocoa Beach, FL

Brandon Horton, Huntsville, AL

Chelsea Scott, Charleston, SC

Michael Steinbach, Columbus, OH

Piper “Nai” Knight, San Diego, CA

Brett Kessinger, St. Louis, MO

Rogerlyn Taylor, Laurel, MD

David Redmond, Atlanta, GA

Juliet Bell, Los Angeles, CA

Todd Duffee, Gary, IN

Victoria Gusto, Las Vegas, NV

Ryan McCune, West Covina, CA