Tough as Nails Season 3

Was Tough as Nails cancelled or renewed for season 3? When does it start on CBS? Who will be returning for the new season? In this post, we have summarized everything we know so far about the next season.

What Is Tough as Nails About?

TOUGH AS NAILS is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who get their workout on the job rather than the gym, wear work boots instead of workout shoes and consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. 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. The series redefines what it means to be tough, proving that it comes in all shapes and sizes.

CBS announced that TOUGH AS NAILS, the reality competition series celebrating hardworking Americans who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, has been renewed for seasons three and four. The series is created by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan and his producing partner Louise Keoghan, who are also executive producers. Phil Keoghan is the host.

TOUGH AS NAILS, the reality series that celebrates everyday Americans who get their hands dirty while working long, hard hours to keep the country running, returns with 12 new competitors ready to test their strength, endurance, life skills and mental toughness, on the third season premiere, Wednesday, Oct. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The cast includes a fire captain, crop duster, lineman, and ironworker, among others. Phil Keoghan is the creator, host and showrunner.

These competitors who are the best of the best in their chosen trades and come from different walks of life, but all roll up their sleeves every day to make an honest day’s living, will kick off the third season from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Southern California, when season one’s winner, Marine veteran Kelly “Murph” Murphy, returns to lead the crews through a series of military-style challenges. Throughout the season, crews will have to complete their jobs at other renowned locations, including Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in Los Angeles, the U.S. Coast Guard in San Pedro, and the Irwindale Speedway, a motorsports facility, leading to one competitor being crowned the champion and winning the coveted TOUGH AS NAILS belt. However, anyone who “punches out” of the individual competition can still win additional cash prizes in the team competitions that continue throughout the season.

The TOUGH AS NAILS competitors are:

Name: Kelsy Reynolds
Job: Crop duster
Age: 30
Hometown: Mansfield, Ill.

Name: Christine Connors
Job: Ironworker
Age: 29
Hometown: Johnstown, Pa.
Current Residence: Glendora, Calif.

Name: Takeru “Tak” Tanabe
Job: Construction foreman
Age: 35
Hometown: Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i
Current Residence: Kona, Hawai’i

Name: Jerome Kupuka’a
Job: Heavy equipment operator
Age: 48
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawai’i
Current Residence: Kapolei, Hawai’i

Name: Lamar Edwin Hanger
Job: Carpenter
Age: 54
Hometown: Orange County, Calif.
Current Residence: Eastvale, Calif.

Name: Lia Mort
Job: Jill-of-all-trades
Age: 54
Hometown: Lititz, Pa.
Current Residence: Richfield, Pa.

Name: Dequincey “Quincey” Walker
Job: Diesel mechanic
Age: 34
Hometown: Lamar, S.C.
Current Residence: Florence, S.C.

Name: Kalimba Edwards
Job: Fire captain
Age: 43
Hometown: Wallace, Neb.
Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.

Name: Mike Shaffer
Job: Lineman
Age: 32
Hometown: Brewerton, N.Y.

Name: Elizabeth Rillera
Job: Contractor
Age: 37
Hometown: Shelton, Wash.
Current Residence: Olympia, Wash.

Name: Sarah Ham
Job: Cement mason
Age: 30
Current Residence: Queens, N.Y.  

Name: Alfredo “Alfie” P. Rivera
Job: Construction supervisor
Age: 55
Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Current Residence: Lilburn, Ga.

TOUGH AS NAILS is produced by Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Tough House Productions Inc. Created by Phil Keoghan and Louise Keoghan who are executive producers with Anthony Carbone.

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The last episode of the series was released on April 14, 2021 in the US.

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Tough as Nails Season 3 Premiere Date β€” βœ”οΈ October 6, 2021
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