In this article, we bring you all the exciting details about ‘Tough as Nails’ Season 5. Get ready to witness another thrilling season of the popular CBS competition. ‘Tough as Nails’ Season 5 promises to be an amazing journey, showcasing the grit and determination of hardworking individuals from America and Canada. With its new filming location and a renovated airing schedule, the show continues to evolve while staying true to its roots.

What is the Show About?

‘Tough as Nails’ is an amazing CBS competition that celebrates the hardworking men and women of America and Canada. The show puts everyday heroes to the test as they tackle real-world challenges related to their trades and professions. From construction workers and firefighters to farmers and ironworkers, the contestants showcase their physical and mental toughness in a series of demanding tasks.

In ‘Tough as Nails’ Season 5, there will be 12 contestants participating in the competition. They will be competing for a big prize of $200,000 and a pickup truck. The show is all about showcasing the hard work and skills of everyday people, and these contestants will face various challenges to prove their toughness and abilities. The winner of the season will be rewarded with a cash prize and a truck.

Where was Tough as Nails Season 5 Shot?

For its highly anticipated fifth season, ‘Tough as Nails’ takes an exciting international twist. The show was filmed in Ontario, Canada, marking a departure from its previous location in Los Angeles. The decision to change the filming location was driven by the desire to explore new horizons and provide the participants with fresh, unique job sites.


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Ontario, often referred to as “the steel capital of Canada” and known as “the Hammer,” offers a rich industrial backdrop and a skilled workforce. This change in scenery adds an exciting element to the show and allows the contestants to face new challenges in a different environment.

When and Where to Watch Tough as Nails Season 5?

‘Tough as Nails’ Season 5 is set to premiere on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 8 pm ET on CBS. Unlike previous seasons that aired once a week, this new season will treat fans to twice the excitement. Episodes will now be broadcast on both Fridays and Sundays at 8 pm ET, giving viewers more opportunities to follow the action-packed competition.

To catch all the nail-biting moments of Tough as Nails Season 5, tune in to CBS at the designated times mentioned above. Set your reminders and prepare to be inspired by the resilience and tenacity of these incredible contestants.

The Thrills and Challenges

As ‘Tough as Nails’ ventures into its fifth season, viewers can expect an array of thrilling challenges and intense competition. The host of the show, Phil Keoghan, shared some insights into what fans can anticipate.

One notable challenge making a comeback in Season 5 is ‘The Gauntlet”. This challenging event takes place towards the end of the competition and features the final three contestants. ‘The Gauntlet’ will be set in a dry dock, surrounded by massive ships in need of repairs. Contestants will engage in various tasks, including sod work and working with soil, testing their skills and endurance.

Another exciting challenge awaits the teams in the upcoming season: the “pick-up of fruit.” In this task, the teams will race against each other to gather apples, adding an element of speed and precision to the competition. 

In an interview with Variety, Phil Keoghan (the host of the show) said, ‘”Tough as Nails” appeals to people of all ages and a lot of our audiences are early-to-bed-early-to-rise so the early time slot is a chance to grab people. We started looking at different places that we could go to. And the one that really stood out was the idea of basically going to a place that is the steel capital of Canada, and a place that is known as the Hammer, and a place that is known for having a lot of top workers there.’

He added, ‘The competition was very, very tight all season. We also get to ignite some explosives in a big quarry. We have a payback episode where we used all the skills of our cast to give back and to do something for other people.’

Tough as Nails Season 5 Episodes Listing:

  • Episode 1: Tough Times Don’t Last, but Tough People Do
  • Episode 2: First Dance
  • Episode 3: Zink About It
  • Episode 4: Man Made It, These Hands Can Fix It

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