Phil Keoghan Says CBS' 'Tough as Nails' Reality Competition Celebrates America's Working Class (Exclusive)
CBS' Tough as Nails is a reality competition series that puts the spotlight on America's working class. "It's because of those people that make the country work, make the country function. "We searched coast to coast and went into [the] heartland [of] America to find real people," Keoghan said of the casting process. Real people, real life, real tough. The two-hour Tough as Nails premiere begins Wednesday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama
(Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Its directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also helmed Love & Basketball and the criminally underseen Beyond the Lights (currently available on Kanopy). Palm Springs: If a rom-com is more your speed, theres also Palm Springs, on Hulu Friday, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as wedding guests who find themselves caught in a time-loop. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICThe Dalai Lama: To commemorate his 85th birthday on Monday, the Dalai Lama is releasing his first-ever album. Viewers seeking to stir their hearts and minds should consider Netflixs Stateless, set in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert.
CBS Orders New Competition Series 'Tough as Nails'
Throughout the competition, they'll be tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world, redefining what it really means to be tough. They'll be eliminated one by one, until only one competitor is crowned the Tough as Nails winner. "Tough as Nails was inspired by my proud working-class family of farmers, gold miners, builders and coal miners," said Keoghan, who also hosts and executive produces CBS' The Amazing Race. RELATED CONTENT:'Big Brother' Alums Victor and Nicole Say They Really Fell in Love on 'The Amazing Race' (Exclusive)'The Amazing Race' Season 31: Why the 'Survivor' Alums May Have the Advantage! Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson Talk Winning 'Amazing Race' and Moving to Dallas (Exclusive)