Twin Tiers Man To Appear on CBS Show ‘Tough as Nails’
'Tough As Nails' is a competition television show on CBS on which "working-class Americans are tested for their strength, endurance, agility, and mental toughness" and the next season of the show will feature a man from the Twin Tiers.
'Tough As Nails' is from the same man who gave us 'The Amazing Race,' Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan. In the show, competitors are tested on a variety of things such as strength, endurance, life skills, and, mental toughness. Each challenge takes place within a real-world job site.
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The contestant that can prove that they are in fact, tough as nails, will be awarded a $200,000 grand prize, and one man from Little Meadows, Pennsylvania is hoping he will be the one to take home the cash.
Jake Cope is a 34-year-old pipeline laborer. A source close to Cope tells Townsquare Media that Jake is unable to reveal any information about his time on the show or whether or not he won due to contractual obligations with CBS however, a viewing party is being planned.
The viewing party in support of Jake will be held in the ballroom of Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols on January 4, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. In attendance will be Season 4 contestant Jake Cope as well as Season 3 winner Lia Mort, Season 3 contestant Kelsey Reynolds, and Season 2 participant Patrick ‘Freight Train’ Harlan.
The source helping to organize the viewing party tells us that other televisions through the casino will be tuned into CBS as Jakes makes his debut on 'Tough As Nails.' The source also tells us that there may be some former 'Tough As Nails' contestants and/or winners at the viewing party.
Producer Phil Keoghan tells Entertainment Weekly that season four, which features Cope is "the most competitive season to date." Keoghan notes that Tough As Nails is not about celebrating celebrities but rather "relatable people who deserve to be put in the spotlight for a change."
Season four of 'Tough As Nails' premiers on CBS on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. with a two-hour special before moving to its regular time of Wednesdays at 10 p.m.