“Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test” is an American reality show with elements of quasi-military training. The series made its debut on Fox on January 4, 2023, and it is an adaptation of the British reality show “SAS: Who Dares Wins.” Notably, it features the same Directing Staff (DS) instructors from the original British series.
The series, initially named “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test,” was commissioned by Fox, with executive producers Sophie Leonard, Alicia Kerr, and Becky Clarke. This announcement was made on September 7, 2022, and the show subsequently made its debut on January 4, 2023.
Shifting our focus, many eager viewers are keen to discover what’s in store for “Special Forces” Season 2. In the following article, we’ll not only uncover the reasons for the episode delay but also delve into the demanding challenges that participants face in this intense series, known for its Tough Challenge.
Special Forces Season 2 Delay Explained: ALCS And World Series Clash
Fox has made the decision to postpone the next episode of the reality series “Special Forces” until Monday, November 6. Following this, the series is set to continue airing episodes every Monday, leading up to the season finale on November 27.
The reason behind this delay can be attributed to the ongoing American League Championship Series (ALCS), which is currently deadlocked at 3-3. This means that the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros are set for a decisive Game 7, taking place tonight.
The Game 7 of the ALCS is scheduled to commence at 8:03 p.m. ET, which directly conflicts with “Special Forces” usual airtime of 9 p.m. ET.
Furthermore, after the ALCS and the National League Championship Series conclude, the champions of the two leagues will square off in the World Series, commencing on Friday. With Game 3 of the World Series slated for Monday night, “Special Forces” faces another week of delay.
Special Forces: Tough Challenge Modeled After US Special Forces Selection
Much like its British predecessor, “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test” challenges contestants in harsh environments around the globe through an abbreviated training course that mirrors key aspects of the rigorous United States Special Forces selection process.
This selection course is renowned for its extreme difficulty and has been the source of tragic incidents for participants.
The show’s Directing Staff guides the recruits through unforgiving and hostile warfare settings, all the while subjecting them to a battery of tests designed to evaluate both their mental and physical resilience.In a departure from the norm of most reality competition series, “Special Forces” doesn’t incorporate formal elimination points.
Instead, contestants have the option to withdraw voluntarily or might be medically removed from the program at any stage prior to its conclusion. Disqualification may also occur for failing to successfully complete the course’s final challenge.
Notably, while rule violations can lead to eliminations in the British series, the American adaptation follows different criteria and does not feature such disqualifications.