Articles for America's Toughest Jobs Season 1

BuddyTV is looking at the 17 new shows the major networks will premiere this Fall to see which ones are worth getting excited about and which ones we have low expectations for.Show Description: Twelve people with normal careers will be hoisted out of their daily lives to compete on America‘s Toughest Jobs.  The contestants will face the difficult task of accomplishing some of the most dangerous and challenging jobs in the world (think logging, oil drilling, truck driving, etc.) Read more »
What do you get when you take 13 men and women with comfortable and humdrum jobs and have them do, as the name implies, one of America‘s Toughest Jobs?  You get the new extreme competition series on NBC that will premiere on August 25 at 9 pm ET.The challenges range from logging high in the Oregon forest to oil drilling on the Texas range and driving icy roads to extreme fishing.  Whatever the job is, it requires guts and stamina, and is something not for the faint of heart.  Each contestant on America‘s Toughest Jobs cannot dilly-dally as they have live up to the same standards as how the pros do it.  In other words, they must appear like they have been doing the job forever, despite being new to it. Read more »
Looks like television producer Thom Beers has got his hands tied up nowadays.  He‘s got successful programs running on cable—Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, the Emmy-nominated Deadliest Catch—and he‘s also got the premiere of the new NBC reality series, America‘s Toughest Jobs, to tend to.  And now, he‘s heading up two new projects which we can expect to land in television screens, bookshelves, and even the big screens any time soon.First, Beers‘ upcoming television project: 1000 Ways to Die.  It was originally a two-part special aired in May on cable network Spike, but the success of the series led to the network ordering ten half-hour episodes of the factual series.  The episodes are set to premiere this fall. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Network: NBCPremiere: Monday, August 25, 9pmHost: Josh TemplePremise: A look at the toughest, and most dangerous, jobs in America.  13 contestants try their hand at a different “tough job” every week. Read more »
Tired of the same old reality dating shows?  Take this.  NBC has come up with its newest fall reality offering, America’s Toughest Jobs, an “extreme competition series” that pits 13 men and women who dare to step outside the obscurity of their everyday lives to have a taste of some of the most dangerous and challenges jobs in the world.When it comes to new reality shows, BuddyTV delivers to you hot off the press information about the contenders in the show.  In fact, you can already check out the contenders for NBC’s Toughest Jobs, which include Wall Street executive Amy Brodsky, carpenter Ben Coleman, personal trainer Bryce Frazier, investment broker Christopher Young, full time inventor Eric Waterhouse, job recruiter Michaela Clemence, pharmaceutical sales representative Phil Kolarcyzk, software company executive Rick Broider, production specialist Rie Heffron, promotional model Rommel Gargoles, student and basketball coach Sandy Gabriel, writing consultant Senta Burke and recent college graduate Steven Hopper.  Now let’s take a look at some of the jobs that sends some individuals to walk on the face of danger. Read more »
America‘s Toughest Jobs is the type of reality show that comes about when networks have run out of ideas.  There‘s nothing particularly wrong with America‘s Toughest Jobs, it just wasn‘t necessary.  There‘s certainly more to like on America‘s Toughest Jobs than there is on the more shameless FOX or VH-1 reality shows.  These are real people performing difficult tasks, tasks that they are not trained to execute.  The problem lies in the premise: America‘s Toughest Jobs is from the producers of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch.  But, network television will not suffer a reality show without some sort of flashy competition aspect, so the producers of a great show like Deadliest Catch, a show that gives an inside look at one of the grittiest and most dangerous jobs in America, are forced to shoe-horn a gimmick into their normal formula.  What you end up with is a half-assed Deadliest Catch crossed with a half-assed Survivor.   Read more »

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