Fox has revealed the fate of its new reality series Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.
Will there be a season 2 of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test?
On Monday, May 15th, Fox announced that it has renewed Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test for a second season.
The season 2 renewal of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test isn’t surprising, as the reality series quickly became Fox’s top unscripted series when it debuted in January 2023. It also became the network’s highest-rated and most-watched Wednesday debut in more than a year.
The first season of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test season 2 averaged a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.82 million viewers. According to TVSeriesFinale.com, the episodes of the show’s first season picked up nearly 50% more viewers in the live+7 day ratings.
How many episodes of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test will there be?
The first season of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test has 10 episodes. It’s not clear yet whether season 2 will have the same episode count.
What is Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test about?
A reality quasi-military training TV series, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test is an adaptation of the British reality series SAS: Who Dares Wins. It is produced by Banijay and Minnow Films.
In season 1, 16 celebrities are dropped in Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, each intent on surviving some of the harshest, most grueling challenges from the actual Special Forces selection process playbook. As they try to survive demanding training exercises, the contestants quickly learn the meaning of “no guts, no glory” — and no glam.
The participants are led by Directing Staff agents Rudy Reyes, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox, and Remi Adeleke, who are all ex-special forces operatives. Reyes is a former United States Recon Marine; Fox, a former SBS operator; Billiy, an ex-SAS Sergeant Major; and Remi Adeleke, a veteran Navy SEAL Senior Chief. The quartet serves as the presenters of the show, with Shaun Dooley narrating the first season.
Below are the 16 contestants who participated in the first season of the series.
- The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown
- Former soccer player Carli Lloyd
- NBA player Dwight Howard
- Former NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola
- Former Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy
- Former MLB catcher Mike Piazza
- The Real Housewives Atlanta star Kenya Moore
- Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci
- Actress and singer Beverly Mitchell
- Spice Girls singer Mel B
- Former Olympic artistic gymnast
- Actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears
- Singer Montell Jordan
- Chef and TV host Tyler Florence
- Media personality and broadcaster Dr. Drew Pinsky
- Reality TV personality Kate Gosselin
Brown and Lloyd emerged as the winners of the first season.
The celebrity contestants for season 2 have yet to be announced.
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test season 2 release date
Fox has yet to set an exact release date for the show’s second season, but it has already been confirmed that the show’s sophomore run is part of the network’s 2023-24 programming slate.
Where to stream Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
The complete first season of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test is currently streaming on Hulu and Spectrum On Demand.