The Challenge: USA season 2 cast: Who’s in the new season?

“The Riskiest Season Yet” – The 18 CBS reality titans from BIG BROTHER, SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE are shocked to learn that they will be competing amongst six legendary veterans from MTV’s THE CHALLENGE, and host TJ Lavin introduces a new twist that will put multiple players at risk at the first elimination, on part one of the two-part THE CHALLENGE: USA premiere, Thursday, Aug. 10 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs). Pictured (L-R): Sebastian Noel, Faysal Shafaat, Cory Wharton, Tori Deal, Alyssa Lopez, Chris Underwood, Alyssa Snider, and Cassidy Clark. Photo by Jonne Roriz, courtesy of Paramount ©2023 Paramount, All Rights Reserved.
“The Riskiest Season Yet” – The 18 CBS reality titans from BIG BROTHER, SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE are shocked to learn that they will be competing amongst six legendary veterans from MTV’s THE CHALLENGE, and host TJ Lavin introduces a new twist that will put multiple players at risk at the first elimination, on part one of the two-part THE CHALLENGE: USA premiere, Thursday, Aug. 10 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs). Pictured (L-R): Sebastian Noel, Faysal Shafaat, Cory Wharton, Tori Deal, Alyssa Lopez, Chris Underwood, Alyssa Snider, and Cassidy Clark. Photo by Jonne Roriz, courtesy of Paramount ©2023 Paramount, All Rights Reserved. /
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The Challenge: USA season 2 is upon us! The new season, which debuts on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Will pit 24 contestants against one another in the hopes of one woman and one man coming out on top to the win the $500,000 grand prize that they’ll split evenly between each other. With show’s like these, it takes both brain and brawn to win and this year’s season is primed to be an exciting one.

While there are six The Challenge vets a part of the cast, the rookies who will be vying for the title aren’t new to this style of competition. In fact, they themselves are CBS vets. These 18 contestants have been on Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and Survivor. They know how to play the long game and what it takes to keep your mind focus, your body ready, and your eye on the prize. Be prepared for a tense season!

The Challenge: USA season 2 cast

Season 2 has a stacked cast of players. Tori Deal, a veteran of the competition whose done nine seasons of the franchise (not counting spin-offs), won The Challenge: Ride or Die and she’s back to compete against CBS’ roster of proven competitors. In an interview with TVLine, Deal had the following to say about season 2:

"I would say the era of vets running the game… thrown out the window. Everything that the Challenge fandom has wanted to see for a long time, which is rookies coming in with a good plan, is pretty much gonna happen. The tables have truly turned and I think it makes for a really interesting season."

What did she mean by that? Well, CBS’ reality competition series like Survivor and Big Brother are all about politics. It’s as much about a mental game as it is a physical one. So, while some of the contestants will be rookies to The Challenge, they have a leg up when it comes to playing a strategic game that’s focused entirely on victory and they know how to manipulate situations to their favor and pit people against one another. Here’s who is in the season:

The Challenge Vets

  • Wes Bergmann – The Challenge veteran
  • Tori Deal – The Challenge veteran
  • Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio – The Challenge veteran
  • Amanda Garcia – The Challenge veteran
  • Cory Wharton – The Challenge veteran
  • Jonna Mannion (Stephens) – The Challenge veteran

CBS Vets

  • Michaela Bradshaw – Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Game Changers
  • Paulie Calafiore – Big Brother season 18
  • Cassidy Clark – Survivor 43
  • Luis Colon – The Amazing Race 34
  • Tyler Crispen – Big Brother 20 runner-up
  • Michele Fitzgerald – Survivor: Kaôh Rōng winner and Survivor: Winners at War 2nd runner-up
  • Dusty Harris – The Amazing Race 33
  • Chanelle Howell – Survivor 42
  • Ameerah Jones – Big Brother 24
  • Alyssa Lopez – Big Brother 23
  • Josh Martinez – Big Brother 19
  • Tiffany Mitchell – Big Brother 23
  • Sebastian Noel – Survivor: Ghost Island
  • Faysal Shafaat – Big Brother 20 and American Ninja Warrior 9
  • Alyssa Snider – Big Brother 24
  • Monte Taylor – Big Brother 24 runner-up
  • Chris Underwood – Survivor: Edge of Extinction winner
  • Desi Williams – Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

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Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more The Challenge: USA news and coverage. Season 2 premieres Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. New episodes are available to watch on Paramount+.