Where Was 'Tough as Nails' Season 4 Filmed?

Brittany Frederick - Author
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Jan. 4 2023, Updated 9:00 p.m. ET

'Tough as Nails' Season 4 cast
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'Tough as Nails' Season 4 cast

The CBS reality series Tough as Nails has won over viewers by being the anti-reality show. Instead of traveling to picturesque islands or fun faraway locations, the contestants on this show live and compete in the real world. The entire series revolves around the stars getting their hands dirty and rising to challenges that celebrate everyday people.

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Previous seasons have taken place in and around the Los Angeles area, but Season 4 looks a little bit different. Where is Tough as Nails Season 4 filmed? And what else can audiences look forward to in the new season? Keep reading to find out about this season's filming location and other details as the competition gets underway again.

'Tough as Nails' Season 4 contestants on Catalina Island.
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'Tough as Nails' Season 4 contestants on Catalina Island.

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The 'Tough as Nails' Season 4 premiere was filmed on Catalina Island, California.

The first episode of Tough as Nails Season 4 is called "Welcome to Catalina Island," which makes it pretty clear that the filming location for the Season 4 premiere was Catalina Island.

The island provides a beautiful backdrop for the challenges that the 12 new competitors undertake, and viewers get to appreciate it right away as the premiere takes them across the beach and onto the pier. If it looks familiar, that's because it probably is to anyone who's watched TV in the last decade.

Officially known as Santa Catalina Island, the island is off the coast of Southern California, so it's not a huge distance away from where the previous seasons were filmed. It's roughly 29 miles away from Long Beach and is still considered part of Los Angeles County.

Many other TV shows and films have been shot there, including the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful and Fear the Walking Dead. The Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 episode "We All Fall Down" took place on the island.

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Who is in the 'Tough as Nails' Season 4 cast?

Tough as Nails Season 4 is once again hosted by Phil Keoghan, whom CBS viewers know and love from his years upon years of being the master of ceremonies on the Emmy Award-winning competition show The Amazing Race. Phil co-created the series with his wife, Louise Keoghan, and the two produce it alongside Anthony Carbone.

Two of the Season 4 contestants are from California. 25-year-old Jorge Zavala, a concrete form setter, is from Ontario, California, while 51-year-old foreman Jorge Robles is from Huntington Beach.

The other cast members are from Hawaii, Georgia, New York, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and range in age from 22 to 54. As in past seasons, all of them have backgrounds in physically demanding lines of work.

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The fourth season is already incorporating its new setting. In the season premiere, the contestants' first assignment is to deal with old boat moorings!

Audiences will have to wait and see if there are other island or water-themed challenges in the remainder of the season, but it's clear the show is taking full advantage of its move to Catalina Island. Hopefully it stays there for a while before returning to the L.A. area.

Tough as Nails airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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