During its presentation to advertisers on Monday, USA Network announced it has ordered seven new unscripted shows, which will join the previously renewed Chrisley Knows Best and Miz And Mrs.
New programming coming to USA Network:
AUSTIN DILLON’S LIFE IN THE FAST LANE – PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 9:30 P.M. ET/PT
The half-hour unscripted series will follow the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan. Featuring high-stakes races, hilarious adventures and heartwarming moments at home, Austin leans on his loved ones both on and off the track as he trains and competes in the NASCAR season.
As the grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Childress, Austin and his family are considered racing royalty in their home state of North Carolina, where he lives with Whitney and their 1-year-old son, Ace. Considered one of the best drivers in NASCAR, Austin is working towards a NASCAR Cup Series Championship alongside his best friend and Lead Tire Carrier, Paul Swan. Paul’s wife, Mariel, who is pregnant with their first child, is also Whitney’s longtime best friend and partner-in-crime. Both former NFL cheerleaders and NASCAR Monster Energy Girls, Mariel and Whitney are always the life of the party and balance out their husbands’ adrenaline-fueled day jobs with nonstop hijinks and fun. Closer than ever, the Dillons and Swans live fast and loud while putting family and friendship first around every turn.
Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane is produced by Critical Content with Jenny Daly, Tom Forman, Matthew Pickel, Ken Snow, and Eric Timm serving as executive producers alongside Tim Clark and Matt Summers for NASCAR.
SNAKE IN THE GRASS
USA Network pushes human nature to the limits with the new competition series Snake in the Grass. This action-packed social experiment is hosted by national radio and television personality Bobby Bones. Each episode will feature four strangers who are dropped into the wild with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the team must figure out which one of them is the Snake – a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.
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.
RACE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
With the backdrop and high stakes of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and Championship, “Race for the Championship” will take viewers inside the lives of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams on and off the track. Across 10 thrilling episodes, the all-access series will chronicle the sports’ best as they balance their personal lives with the passion, pressure and perils of racing, all for a chance to make history.
Race for the Championship is produced by NASCAR Productions with NASCAR’s Tim Clark, Matt Summers, Tally Hair and Amy Anderson serving as executive producers.
Longtime friends Blake Shelton and Carson Daly head to Nashville and open the doors to Blake’s bar, Ole Red, and everyone is invited to join their party. With Daly behind the bar and Shelton taking the stage with his house band for live music sing-alongs in front of a rowdy crowd, both the icons and celebrity favorites show a new side to themselves in this anything-but-ordinary game show. No stranger to competition and sheer domination herself, WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella heats up the party and sets the stakes as celebrity friends go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including “Air Cannon Cornhole,” “Keg Curling,” “Drunken Axe Hole,” “Sharts” (“Shelton Darts”) and many more. The games are bigger, the antics are louder, and the competition is ludicrous in the best way
Barmageddon is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for USA with Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.
THE CHAIN: ALASKA
In the ultimate outdoor competition series, adventure racers and survival experts clash in high-stakes challenges while navigating through some of the most remote islands in the world. Teams must battle through every element Mother Nature throws at them, and each other, to claim the life-changing $500,000 prize. Only the strong can survive The Chain: Alaska.
The Chain: Alaska is produced by Original Productions with Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Ernie Avila serving as executive producers and Daniel Soiseth serving as executive producer and showrunner.
In the most remote parts of Alaska, businesses such as canneries and hunting lodges operate seasonally. Each winter these businesses in the remote wilds shut down and hire “winter watchmen” to defend their properties against man, beast and the elements. Now for the first time, four pairs of amateur survivalists have signed on for a unique social experiment, based on the job of a real winter watchman. They’ll be brought in to see if they can survive the harshest winter of their lives while protecting four respective lodges in the far reaches of Alaska. Can each duo make it to the spring thaw and collect a cash bonus? Or will extreme weather, isolation and fear of man-eating bears compel them to tap out?
Winter Watchman is produced by Nomadica Films with Dan Bree, Jared McGilliard, John Collin, Dave Clawson and Kurt Tondorf serving as executive producers.
A brand new occu-soap following the Lingleys multigenerational family business as they pick, renovate and flip old vehicles and antiques in the backwoods of New Hampshire. In each episode this family of maverick mechanics restore iconic vintage motors and transform abandoned rust buckets into jaw dropping, must-have machines. The larger-than-life Lingleys proudly embody New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die,” and with 70 years of trading under their belts they have earned the respect and trust of all the rebellious characters hidden away in the mountains and forests: from bikers to preppers, moonshiners to ice racers. It's these connections that get them the craziest items and the best deals. Riding shotgun with the Lingleys, the audience will see New Hampshire like it’s never been seen before.
Rust Hunters is produced by Double Act with Alastair Cook and Rob Davis serving as executive producers.
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