In today’s edition of Ask Andy, a question about CBS’s Tough As Nails: Does it have a fatal flaw in the physicality of its challenges? Do they benefit alpha-male contestants and leave women and smaller statured men without a chance?
Tough As Nails season three will start filming just over a month after season two concludes. I’m glad it’s coming back, as it’s been a worthy replacement for Survivor this spring.
Updated with an answer from Phil Keoghan about why Mikey “Eyebrows” exited. Two players left Tough As Nails between its second and third episodes—Tara and Mikey—which is highly unusual for a show that doesn’t actually send any players home.
Tough As Nails, which is occupying Survivor’s timeslot this spring, has an innovative format, entertaining and dramatic challenges, and a great cast.
Survivor’s Wednesday timeslot is going to Phil Keoghan’s show Tough As Nails—and that’s a show I really enjoyed and looked forward to all summer, so I’m thrilled it’s returning.
CBS has renewed Phil Keoghan’s Tough As Nails for season two, which will film this fall. After its first two episodes, it kept improving, and its cast has consistently surprised me. Plus: great challenges!
Tough as Nails spends way too much time insisting its blue-collar contestants are better than other people, but once you get past that, there’s a fascinating competition with solid challenges here.