Tough as Nails returned for a second series on CBS but where was the show filmed?

This competitive reality television series requires its competitors to complete a series of challenges. The competitors on this show know what it means to be tough, as they are all essential workers.

They aren’t afraid of physical activity and growing more calluses on their hands. The challenges are real-world experiences such as shoveling coal and laying railroad tracks turned into entertaining reality television challenges.

But where was Tough as Nails filmed? Let’s find more about the filming location of the CBS series.

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Screen Shot: Tough as Nails cast on Tough as Nails – CBS, season 1

Who is the Tough as Nails host?

The host of Tough as Nails is Phil Keoghan who is also known as the host for Amazing Race.

Phil also co-created the format with his wife Louise. But his work doesn’t stop there, as he also directs the episodes. It’s definitely a family affair because his daughter, Elle (who worked on Big Brother), is a story producer. Phil’s brother, Andrew, is a composer who wrote the show’s theme song.

What makes Tough as Nails stand out from other competitive reality television shows isn’t just the fact it’s being run by Phil Keoghan and his family, but it also shows strength in different types of people. The show praises people who have different career choices and the strength and endurance they have in order to get their jobs done each and every day.

Unlike other competition-based reality shows, those who get eliminated are not eligible to win the prize, but they are able to stay as a team member. They can stay and help during team challenges which makes this competition about more than just winning money.

Where is Tough as Nails filmed?

  • California, United States

Tough as Nails was filmed in Los Angeles and Filmore, California. 

The Cinemaholic reports that the first season’s filming took place “in and around Los Angeles, including highways and railway lines”.

Meanwhile, season 2 episodes were filmed at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex and The Banc of California Stadium.

Other filming locations

During the casting process, presenter Phil Keoghan traveled to different parts of the US.

Crew members were seen in Detroit in MichiganWashington Park in OhioChicagoSt. Louis, Missouri, as well as Times Square in New York City.

For more behind-the-scenes snaps, make sure to follow Tough as Nails on their official Instagram page.



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