American Idol's Matt Rogers Will Host USA's Summer Camp
USA’s Summer Camp, not to be confused with NBC’s scripted series Camp, is an unscripted program heading to cable this summer, from Big Brother’s Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. With less than two months before the reality competition program’s premiere, the network has finally signed on former American Idol contestant Matt Rogers to host.
While this may seem like an odd choice, Rogers’ hosting career is actually pretty extensive. He’s probably best known for hosting the Discovery Channels Really Big Things, as well as CBS’ There Goes the Neighborhood, but he’s also done work for Lifetime and GSN. Apparently Rogers is also a “former camper” (which I’m guessing means he attended camp as a kid) and USA said in a statement that the network believes this qualifies the singer as a good fit for the USA show.
Since Summer Camp is a new series, I’m not certain exactly what Rogers’ duties will entail as a host, suffice to say he will probably introduce the challenges and announce winners, etc. I can tell you what Summer Camp’s competition will entail, however. In the new series, an “eclectic group” of 16 individuals will head to a sleepaway camp in Big Bear, California. While there, they will participate in unique versions of famous camp games. All of this will lead up to a “Campathalon,” a set of events described as “Olympic” that will yield an ultimate winner.
Matt Rogers and the cast of Summer Camp will hit the schedule on Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET on USA.
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