Tough As Nails Season 5: Is it renewed or canceled?

Tough as Nails Season 5: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Yes, it’s true, the popular reality competition television series will return for a fifth season! Continue reading to find out more.

It’s great news for the fans! Tough As Nails has been renewed for a fifth season, which was confirmed by the network in February 2023, along with many renewals of popular scripted series, which include NCIS, CSI: Vegas, NCI: Hawai’i, and news magazine shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, joining previously renewed titles such as Fire Country, Young Sheldon, Ghosts, The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, So Help Me Todd, The Equalizer, and the three FBI dramas.

It is no surprise that the show is returning for another season, as the overall reception alone indicates the show’s popularity along with the fairly good critical acclaim from the audience and critics. This is exciting because the CBS catalog will be expanding with good and creative content, which indicates that the appreciation for this genre of television series is growing and is unlikely to wane anytime soon as its popularity grows with each season. 

If you’ve been watching the fourth season of Tough As Nails, which aired its 2-hour special finale episodes, “This Is Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon” and “Keep Battling ’til the End,” a few hours ago. So, it is obvious to say that even though we knew Tough As Nails would be back for another season, it is far too early for any major television network to announce the release date of the upcoming season when the season has just concluded its run.

But, if we must speculate, Tough As Nails Season 5 could premiere in the fall of 2023 or early in 2024, at the new time slot of 9/8c on CBS, or later be available to stream on Paramount Plus, just like the previous seasons. Of course, this is just guesswork! Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information.

Tough as Nails Season 5: Is it renewed or canceled?

Additionally, the plotline of the next season is not disclosed but it is expected to follow the basic premise stating, Tough As Nails is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who roll up their sleeves and don’t think twice about working long hard hours and getting their hands dirty, in order to keep their country running. 

Competitors who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor will be tested for their strength, endurance, life skills, and, most importantly, mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites. The series is from Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) and his producing partner, Louise Keoghan. Tough As Nails is produced by Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Tough House Productions Inc. Phil Keoghan, Louise Keoghan, and Terry Castagnola are executive producers.

Tough As Nails Season 4: A Quick Recap

Host Phil Keoghan welcomes 12 new crew members to Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California; competitors must build a concrete retaining wall for their first individual competition. In the season, crew members visit a plant nursery, where attention to detail is key when building a complex planter box for the individual challenge.

Later, diesel mechanic Quincey Walker guides the crews through a series of challenges that involve servicing automobiles. Savage Crew and Dirty Hands get tangled up in the team challenge when they must organize and load a 15,000-pound fishing net onto a boat. As we reach the sixth episode, crew members compete in pairs to shrink-wrap a large container.

Tough as Nails Season 5: Is it renewed or canceled?

With the last couple of finishes facing the overtime challenge, where one person will be eliminated from the individual competition. The viewers also get to meet Season 3 competitor and carpenter Lamar Hanger, who returns to guide the crews through a series of construction challenges.

With the $60,000 cash bonus prize on the line, Savage Crew and Dirty Hands face off in the team competition where they must clean up trash in an alleyway. Savage Crew and Dirty Hands go head-to-head in the final team battle composed of challenges inspired by the trades. In the finale episode, the individual finalists race to demo, smash, cut, and stack their way over shipping containers, with the first to finish the job.

In the end, Jorge Zavala (25) from Ontario, California has been crowned as the season’s winner, earning a total of $21,000.

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Tough As Nails Season 5 updates.