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CBS Orders Tough As Nails, A New Competition Series Hosted By Phil Keoghan

From Executive Producers Phil Keoghan and Louise Keoghan, the show will challenge America's toughest laborers.
Posted on Oct 3, 2019 | 08:00am
It's time for the toughest workers America has to offer to roll up their sleeves and show us what they've got!

Tough As Nails, a new 10-episode competition series, is throwing the spotlight on real people who are real tough in real life as a result of their physically demanding everyday jobs.

The show is brought to us by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) and his producing partner, Louise Keoghan, with Phil Keoghan also set to serve as host.

Tough As Nails is about competitors who wear the callouses on their hands as a badge of honor. The show will test their strength, endurance, agility, and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they will be eliminated until the Tough As Nails winner is named.

The series aims to redefine what it means to be tough—proving toughness comes in all shapes and sizes. It will celebrate Americans who roll up their sleeves all day, every day without thinking twice about long, hard hours or getting their hands dirty if it means keeping the country running.

"Tough As Nails was inspired by my proud working-class family of farmers, gold miners, builders, and coal miners," said host and Executive Producer Phil Keoghan. "I was lucky enough to spend my school holidays working alongside my grandfather, an A-grade mechanic, World War II aero mechanic, gunsmith, and inventor. I'm excited to celebrate the skills of those who sweat on factory floors instead of gym floors and those who wear work boots instead of workout shoes."

Phil Keoghan is also the host and an executive producer of the multiple Emmy Award-winning reality competition series The Amazing Race and has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the show. He is also the host of National Geographic Explorer and his podcast, BUCKiT with Phil Keoghan.

Louise Keoghan has been collaborating with her husband for more than two decades and is also an award-winning producer who has co-created and produced dozens of highly-rated primetime entertainment, sports, reality, children's television, news, specials, and natural history programming for broadcasters around the world.

A premiere date for Tough As Nails will be announced at a later time.

The series will be conducting a nationwide casting search in November. For more information on casting dates and locations, go to www.toughasnailscbscasting.com