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TOUGH AS NAILS [EPISODE CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#TAN101/102) "Redefining Toughness / Get the Job Done"
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TWELVE HARD-WORKING AMERICANS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND TAKE ON THEIR FIRST CHALLENGES, ON THE TWO-HOUR SERIES PREMIERE OF "TOUGH AS NAILS," WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, HOSTED BY PHIL KEOGHAN

Editor's Note: The air time of this episode has changed.

"Redefining Toughness" - Twelve hard-working Americans take on navigating a wheel barrow and testing their brick-laying skills to win the opportunity to choose their teams, on part one of the two-hour series premiere of TOUGH AS NAILS, Wednesday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host and executive producer.

"Get the Job Done" - The TOUGH AS NAILS crew takes on three challenges: they get down and dirty in their first team competition as they work to complete the missing part of a railroad track; they "punch in" for their initial individual test, and the last two standing face off in a railroad overtime challenge, on part two of the two-hour series premiere of TOUGH AS NAILS, Wednesday, July 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host and executive producer.

The TOUGH AS NAILS Competitors are:

Name: Linnett Key
Job: Welder
Age: 34
Hometown: Lecanto, Fla.
Instagram: @LKeyFit and @LoveLinnett

Name: Danny Moody
Job: Drywaller
Age: 33
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
Instagram: @drmoody22

Name: Melissa Burns
Job: Farmer
Age: 27
Hometown: Milford Center, Ohio
Instagram: @farm_fit_wife

Name: Lee Marshall
Job: Roofer
Age: 61
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Name: Kelly "Murph" Murphy
Job: Marine Corps Veteran
Age: 47
Hometown: Paragon, Ind.
Instagram: @kwmurph72

Name: Linda Goodridge
Job: Deputy Sheriff
Age: 29
Hometown: Marion, N.Y.

Name: Luis Yuli
Job: Scaffolder
Age: 35
Hometown: The Bronx, N.Y.
Instagram: @luispyuli

Name: Michelle S. Kiddy
Job: Gate Agent
Age: 62
Hometown: Alexandria, Ky.

Name: Callie Cattell
Job: Fisherman
Age: 28
Hometown: Bend, Ore.
Instagram: @calliecattell

Name: Young An
Job: Firefighter
Age: 36
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
Instagram: @boomer.3000

Name: Tara Davis
Job: Ironworker
Age: 30
Hometown: Elk Plain, Wash.
Instagram: @thatonebatmom

Name: Myles V. Polk
Job: Forestry Tech
Age: 28
Hometown: Tuskegee, Ala.
Instagram: @priimal

TOUGH AS NAILS is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. Competitors will be tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they will be eliminated until the TOUGH AS NAILS winner is named, but nobody will go home. Even after they "punch out" of the individual competition, they will have the opportunity to win additional prizes in the team competitions that continue throughout the season. The series will redefine what it means to be tough, proving that it comes in all shapes and sizes.

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

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TOUGH AS NAILS (CBS)
Returns in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/8/20 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 8/12/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, August 2020) CBS announced today that its winning reality competition series TOUGH AS NAILS has been renewed for a second season. 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. Since the series premiered on Wednesday, July 8, TOUGH AS NAILS has been the clear winner for its time period in key demos, while averaging a solid 4.23 million viewers throughout its summer run.* "TOUGH AS NAILS stands out with its unique look and positive, heartfelt competitive spirit that showcases the strength, grit and determination of remarkable hardworking men and women," said Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment. "Under Phil Keoghan's deft touch, the series has lived up to its name as a real summer workhorse for us, and we look forward to a second season with another extraordinary group of competitors." 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 in the real world. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Phil Keoghan as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Carbone as EP
· Louise Keoghan as EP
· Phil Keoghan as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Raquel Productions
· Tough House Productions