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USA’s ‘Snake in the Grass’ Features Alumni from ‘Survivor,’ ‘Naked and Afraid’

Contestants and host Bobby Bones on USA's 'Snake in the Grass'
(From l.): Contestants Malcolm Freberg, Yul Kwon, Earl Cole and Jeff Zausch and host Bobby Bones on ‘Snake in the Grass.’ (Image credit: Chase Bjornson/USA Network)

Competition series Snake in the Grass debuts on USA Network Monday, August 1. Bobby Bones hosts. Each episode will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000. 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.

The players will compete in a series of challenges USA describes as “grueling” and “mind-twisting.” With each successfully completed task, the team wins a clue that helps reveal who the Snake is. The Snake, meanwhile, will do whatever it takes to prevent the players from winning the clues.  

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

Bones is a radio host and has been a mentor on American Idol.

Contestants come from Survivor, including Yul Kwon and Cirie Fields, Naked and Afraid, including Jeff Zausch and Lacey Jones, and Big Brother, including Rachel Reilly and Janelle Pierzina. The show comes from the creators of Naked and Afraid. 

Snake in the Grass is produced by Renegade 83, an eOne company. Sam Hargrave, David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Craig Armstrong and Mike Espinosa are executive producers. ■

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.