Tough As Nails

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The reality competition series Tough as Nails places contestants at real-world job sites and tests their strength, endurance, life skills, and mental toughness with a series of tasks. At the end of the season, one contestant is crowned the Tough as Nails champion and wins the grand prize of $200,000 and a Ford truck.

Hosted by Phil Keoghan, Tough as Nails eliminates one contestant each episode until there is a winner. 

Network: CBS

First Episode Date

Tough as Nails winners

Where to Watch: CBS All Access, Hulu

Latest Tough As Nails News and Updates

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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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  • Angel Castillo
    Reality TV

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    Entertainment

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  • 'Tough as Nails' Champion Kelly Murphy
    Entertainment

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    Entertainment

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    Reality TV

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