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The Challenge: USA

The Challenge: USA

  • Premiered: 
    July 6, 2022
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of The Challenge 
  • Subject Matter: Participation
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by T.J. Lavin, THE CHALLENGE: USA is a reality series that features 28 fan favorites from SURVIVOR, BIG BROTHER, THE AMAZING RACE and LOVE ISLAND who compete in unpredictable and demanding games. Upon arrival, the contestants are given $1,000 to start their individual challenge accounts, and they quickly discover they must battle to keep and increase their handsome reward. In each episode, an algorithm pairs competitors who face off to earn money for their accounts by winning challenges or eliminating their opponents. This is not an easy task, as they are paired with a randomly selected competitor every episode, making alliances and strategies more difficult than ever. Players must adapt to survive the game and protect their challenge accounts. With the $500,000 grand prize and title of Challenge Champion on the line, players are in a constant state of paranoia, unable to trust anyone but themselves. Plus, in addition to the prize money, the cast of THE CHALLENGE: USA competes for a spot on THE CHALLENGE: GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP that will stream exclusively on Paramount+.

Following are the players competing on THE CHALLENGE: USA: Domenick Abbate (SURVIVOR 36), Azah Awasum (BIG BROTHER 23), David Alexander (BIG BROTHER 21, 22), Tasha Fox (SURVIVOR 28, 31), Tyson Apostol (SURVIVOR 18, 20, 27 Winner, 40), Kyra Green (LOVE ISLAND 1), Cashel Barnett (LOVE ISLAND 1), Alyssa Lopez (BIG BROTHER 23), Ben Driebergen (SURVIVOR 35 Winner, 40), Sarah Lacina (SURVIVOR 28, 34 Winner, 40), Melvin 'Cinco' Holland Jr. (LOVE ISLAND 3), Tiffany Mitchell (BIG BROTHER 23), Danny McCray (SURVIVOR 41), Justine Ndiba (LOVE ISLAND 2 Winner), Enzo Palumbo (BIG BROTHER 12, 22), Cayla Platt (THE AMAZING RACE 33), Xavier Prather (BIG BROTHER 23 Winner), Cashay Proudfoot (LOVE ISLAND 3), Leo Temory (THE AMAZING RACE 23, 24, 31), Angela Rummans (BIG BROTHER 20), Javonny Vega (LOVE ISLAND 3), Shannon St. Clair (LOVE ISLAND 3), James Wallington (THE AMAZING RACE 32 Winner), Shan Smith (SURVIVOR 41), Kyland Young (BIG BROTHER 23), Desi Williams (SURVIVOR 35), Derek Xiao (BIG BROTHER 23), and Cely Vazquez (LOVE ISLAND 2).
On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 9-11pm ET/PT, CBS premiered "Home of the Brave," the season finale of THE CHALLENGE: USA. The remaining 11 CBS reality titans fight to secure a spot in the final battle. Only one will survive the brutal conditions and host TJ's twists and turns to win THE CHALLENGE: USA and the $500,000 prize. The remaining 11 finalists are:

Domenick Abbate
Tyson Apostol
Alyssa Lopez
Ben Driebergen
Sarah Lacina
Danny McCray
Justine Ndiba
Enzo Palumbo
Cayla Platt
Angela Rummans
Desi Williams


Other Titles

  • Also known as: MTV Presents The Challenge: USA

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Produced by Bunim-Murray Productions