CBS has ordered two additional editions of competition series “Tough As Nails”, created and hosted by Phil Keoghan. The series, which has occupied the Wednesday 8 p.m. ET hour in place of temporarily absent “Survivor”, celebrates everyday Americans on the job. Competitors are tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place at real world job sites. One by one, they are eliminated until the “Tough As Nails” winner is named, but nobody goes home. Even after they “punch out” of the individual competition, they have the opportunity to win additional prizes in the team competitions that continue throughout the season.
“For the first time in a long time we have started paying attention to those who make America work and what’s really important in life. “Tough As Nails’ is about acknowledging and validating those who may have felt forgotten for so long,” said host, creator and showrunner Phil Keoghan. “I encourage everyone to make an extra effort to thank our essential workers. It’s a genuine gesture that will continue to unite us.”
There is no word, at present, when the first of the two new editions of “Tough As Nails” will air.