Watch World's Toughest Fixes
- 3 Seasons
World's Toughest Fixes is a documentary-based reality series that challenges its host to repair and renovate some of the toughest and dangerous fixes across the globe. The host, Sean Riley, was accepted for the position after answering a Craigslist ad requesting someone with numerous certifications, including first aid, welding and scuba. Along with his skills in electrical and heavy duty rigging, Riley works with other specialized engineers to make dramatic repairs. Each 60 minute episode of World's Toughest Fixes focuses on one job Riley and his team need to accomplish, with the host providing narration on the steps they're taking to complete the task. During the four seasons the show aired, Riley's repairs ranged from everyday tough fixes to those in out-of-way locations. Low-end examples include Riley's assistance in the repairs of high voltage lines and a Rhode Island wind turbine. He also worked with representatives of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) to repair and operate their subways and commuter railways. World's Toughest Fixes also focuses on repairs and remodels in some famous locations. In the second season Riley helped fixed problems with the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, the Hadron Collider, and the Columbia River Dam. In the third season the show examined how repairs were performed on major bridges like San Francisco's Golden Gate and the UK's London Bridge. In the last season Riley took on his most extreme challenges with repairs to a TV tower in San Antonio, A sky bridge in downtown Salt Lake City, and a deep space antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex. World's Toughest Fixes premiered on the American cable network National Geographic Channel in September of 2008. Its last original installment aired in 2011. As of this writing, no further episodes have been ordered.