Snake in the Grass
GenreReality competition
Presented byBobby Bones
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Craig Armstrong
  • David Garfinkle
  • Jay Renfroe
  • Mike Espinosa
  • Sam Hargrave
Production locationCosta Rica
Running time42 minutes
Production companyRenegade 83
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseAugust 1, 2022 (2022-08-01) –
present

Snake in the Grass is an American reality competition series broadcast on USA Network and hosted by Bobby Bones. Each episode features four contestants working together to complete challenges to win clues about the identity of the "Snake", a hidden saboteur within the group. At the end of each episode, the contestants vote for who they believe the Snake is and split a $100,000 prize if they successfully find the Snake, otherwise the Snake receives the prize money.[1][2]

A special preview episode aired on July 26, 2022 on NBC, and the show officially premiered on USA Network on August 1 of the same year.[3]

Format

Each episode features a group of four players working together to complete a series of challenges. One of them has been secretly designated as the "Snake" and may attempt to sabotage the group's efforts while remaining undetected. At the start of the episode, host Bobby Bones meets with the group and gives them one clue to the Snake's identity. The group then attempts a challenge; completing it within a given time limit awards a second clue. Afterwards, the group spends the night at a campsite where they have the chance to find a third clue hidden in the area.

The following day, the group participates in a second challenge, receiving a fourth and final clue if they succeed. At the end of the day, the group meets at the "Snake Pit" where they discuss their thoughts on the Snake's identity. Each contestant then casts one vote as to who they believe the Snake is. If the three honest contestants vote correctly, they split $100,000 and the Snake receives nothing; if not, the Snake wins the entire prize.[1][2]

Contestants

The contestants were revealed on June 23, 2022. They include: Big Brother alumni Janelle Pierzina and Rachel Reilly; Survivor alumni Cirie Fields, Earl Cole, Malcolm Freberg, Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick, Trish Hegarty and Yul Kwon; Naked and Afraid alumni Jeff Zausch and Lacey Jones; track and field athlete Alysia Montaño and Miss Massachusetts 2016 Alissa Musto.[4]

Episodes

No.Title [5]Original air date [5]Prod.
code [5]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"You're Killing Me Bro!"August 1, 2022 (2022-08-01)1010.52[6]
2"I See You... Snake!"August 8, 2022 (2022-08-08)1020.48[7]
3"Masters of Gameplay"August 15, 2022 (2022-08-15)1030.50[8]
4"All Boys Are Snakes"August 22, 2022 (2022-08-22)1040.48[9]
5"Survivor vs. Big Brother"August 29, 2022 (2022-08-29)1050.48[10]
6"Bullying Behavior"September 5, 2022 (2022-09-05)1060.46[11]
7"Costa Rica Karen"September 12, 2022 (2022-09-12)1070.34[12]
8"Something Is Snakey Here"September 17, 2022 (2022-09-17)1080.27[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Holmes, Martin (June 24, 2022). "'Survivor' & 'Big Brother' Stars to Compete in USA's 'Snake in the Grass'". TV Insider. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Robinson, Cynthia (July 26, 2022). "'Snake in the Grass': Everything to Know About the Cast and New Reality Show". US Weekly. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  3. ^ Ross, Dalton (July 27, 2022). "Malcolm Freberg was almost pulled from Snake in the Grass due to excessive hangover vomiting". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  4. ^ Bloom, Mike (June 24, 2022). "Here's Everything to Know About the New USA Series Snake in the Grass (Including the Reality Stars in the Cast)". Parade. Retrieved July 15, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Snake in the Grass episode listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  6. ^ Salem, Mitch (August 2, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 8.1.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  7. ^ Salem, Mitch (August 9, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY'S Monday 8.8.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  8. ^ Salem, Mitch (August 16, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 8.15.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  9. ^ Salem, Mitch (August 23, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 8.22.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  10. ^ Salem, Mitch (August 30, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 8.29.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  11. ^ Salem, Mitch (September 7, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 9.5.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 9, 2022.
  12. ^ Salem, Mitch (September 13, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 9.12.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  13. ^ Salem, Mitch (September 20, 2022). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Monday 9.17.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 21, 2022.