(from CMT's press release, January 2016) CMT has announced the 24 contestants that will compete for the ultimate prize and glory at "Redneck Island: Battle at the Lake," premiering January 28 at 10 p.m., ET/PT. The half-veteran, half-rookie cast will duke it out, with plenty of drama in tow, for the $100,000 cash prize and a chance at the winning title. Also returning as master of ceremonies is wrestling icon Steve Austin, along with new co-host and TV personality Melissa Rycroft. Things heat up fast as an epic showdown between two of the game's toughest competitors will go head-to-head to avoid elimination in the premiere episode. Returning fan-favorites Becky, Bradley, Cody, Heather, Hunter, Jorden, Josh, Lucas, Margaret, Nicole, Riley and Tessa are back with a point to prove and pre-established relationships (and breakups!) that are sure to be tested by the 12 new faces ready to give the veterans a run for their money: Bo, Brittney, Caleb, Connar, Deidre, Dustin, Dutch, Gary, Katie, Kayla, Shane and Tuff.