America’s Toughest Jobs

Monday, October 6, 10pm
Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The final seven contestants clean, paint and change lights on California’s Vincent Thomas Bridge 335 feet above water.

Friday, September 26, 8 p.m.
Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The contestants prepare for a bullfighting job by allowing a bull to push them around in a barrel. The fighters are then graded on the level of protection they provide the riders.

Friday, September 19, 8pm
Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The contestants must work on a Texas oil rig, which finds them hauling pipes, changing bits and drilling in the mud.

Think your job is tough? Would you log the forests of Oregon, go crab fishing, or drill for oil for the chance to win more than $250,000? Thirteen people embark on an extraordinary – and potentially life-changing journey – as they tough it out in unique work environments in the new competition series America’s Toughest Jobs, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 25 on ‘A’.

The series moves to Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 19. Simulcast with NBC, America’s Toughest Jobs becomes the 13th series scheduled to be simulcast in primetime on the dynamic, new ‘A’ schedule.

America’s Toughest Jobs presents contestants who venture out of their safe, comfortable careers with some of the most challenging, dangerous and demanding jobs on earth. Hosted by Josh Temple (Gear Tech, Dude Room), each episode of America’s Toughest Jobs features contestants facing new occupations at various geographical locations, where they’ll have to perform to the same standards as the pros. The challenge? Survive several days on the job or get the axe. In the end, the contestants’ new boss and co-workers will determine their success or failure, and those who don’t make the grade are sent home. Upping the ante, the annual salary of each job will be thrown into the accumulating pot each week until the finale, where one rookie will take home the well-earned cash.

In the debut episode “Crab Fishing,” premiering Monday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 13 people board two crab boats and set sail in the Bering Sea off the coast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. After explaining the dangers of crab fishing, the contestants get to work, grinding fish for bait, setting hundred-pound crab traps, hauling and sorting crab and cleaning the boats’ decks. After an exhausting 40 hours of constant labour, the worst four workers are sent back out to sea for another 30-hour run. The worst of the bottom four will be eliminated.

The 13 brave men and women taking on America’s Toughest Jobs are:

  • Amy Brodsky – Sailboat Deliverer from Boston
  • Rick Broider – Vice-President of a Software Company from Loudon, New Hampshire
  • Senta Burke – Executive Assistant from Los Angeles
  • Michaela Clemence – Scientific Recruiter from Brighton, Massachusetts
  • Ben Coleman – Carpenter from Brighton, Massachusetts
  • Bryce Frazier – Personal Trainer from Los Angeles
  • Sandy Gabriel – ­Math Teacher from Austin, Texas
  • Rommel Gargoles – Martial Arts Instructor from North Hollywood, California
  • Rie Heffron – Product Specialist from Woodland Hills, California
  • Steven Hopper – College Student/Technology Receptionist from Los Angeles
  • Phil Kolarczyk – Pharmaceutical Sales Rep from Orlando
  • Eric Waterhouse – Sculptor/Renaissance man from Long Beach, California
  • Christopher Young – Investment Broker from Pasadena, California