Hosted by TJ Lavin, The Challenge: USA is currently airing its first season on CBS. Viewers have seen former contestants from Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Love Island competing against one another but there have been no cast members from Phil Keoghan’s Tough as Nails on the reality competition series.
Keoghan revealed the reasoning behind the exclusion of contestants of Tough as Nails, per Entertainment Weekly:
“We have plans to eventually do an all-star version of Tough as Nails. So I think that’s part of the consideration, to allow us to be able to. Other shows have had the chance to do that. Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother — they’ve all had a chance to do their all-star seasons. So I’m personally pleased that we’re allowed to do a Tough as Nails all stars before something like that would happen.
I think Tough as Nails contestants would compete really well… just because I know the fitness level of Tough as Nails.”
CBS has renewed Tough as Nails through its fifth season, and the episodes have already been filmed. It’s expected to return midseason.
Hosted by Keoghan, The Amazing Race returns to CBS on September 21st. The Challenge: USA currently airs on Wednesday nights.
What do you think? Do you want to see the contestants from Tough as Nails appear on a future season of The Challenge: USA? Are you hoping that The Challenge: USA will be renewed for a second season?
Didn’t like the Challenge at all! They should cancel it. Just another Big Brother type show. Love Tough As Nails and the Amazing Race They are the best shows on TV!
Personally, i think Phil should stick with The Amazing Race, if they get over putting social media faux celebrities on it and return to just normal people as they once had, i’ve no doubt the show could continue for a further ten or more years…. does anyone really watch a show about some teams making stuff with hammer and nails – don’t we afterall live in the Ikea era now? Maybe all those guys with their plaid shirts, beards and very pristine 4WD trucks get a kick and tip off the show but otherwise, yeh no.
Hi, it’s actually TJ Lavin who hosts The Challenge USA (he hosts the regular Challenge as well). Really enjoy watching the show!
What do I think? I think you are a terrible writer. Phil does not host Challenge. I believe someone called TJ does. Try getting your info straight before posting.